Edo Accident Claims 11 Lives


FILE PHOTO: Federal Road Safety Officers at work following an accident

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

In the file: Federal Road Safety Officers at work
In the file: Federal Road Safety Officers at work

No fewer than 11 persons, including a 10 females and one male, were killed in a multiple automobile accident that occurred on Thursday evening at Ahor village, located along the eastern bye-pass express road in Benin.

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The accident involved a Man Diesel Tanker with registration number NGN 40 XA and a Toyota Hiace marked No AA400 XA, belonging to Libra Motors.

It was gathered that the commercial bus carrying 16 passengers, 3 males and 13 females, had a head on collision with the trailer after it made a u-turn to avoid running into a blockade set-up by armed robbers.

Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Oluwasusi Faliloli, who confirmed the incident, said corpses of the victims have been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary.

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