7 die in Edo multiple crash


File photo: A fatal accident

By Deborah Coker

A multiple crash involving 14 vehicles in Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State on Sunday claimed seven lives with 18 others suffering different degrees of injuries.

In a statement on Monday, Miss Omozie Inegbenebor, an Assistant Route Commander, and Public Education Officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Edo sector command disclosed that the crash occurred as a result of break failure from one of the trucks, which ran into other vehicles resulting in multiple crash and fire outbreak.

According to her, the crash which occurred on Sunday at about 11:00hours, involved 14 vehicles, comprising 13 trucks and one Sienna bus.

Inegbenebor said 25 adults were involved in the crash in which seven persons died and left other victims with various degree of injuries.

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According to her, FRSC Edo Sector Command on Sunday, 5th June, 2022, was alerted of a crash in Agbede about 20 kilometres from the FRSC base in Agbede.

“Rescue team of the FRSC Edo command have been on ground carrying out rescue operations, clearing obstructions and controlling traffic along the area.

“The Sector Commander, Mr. Henry Benamaisia, while carrying out on the spot assessment of the fatal crash, sympathised with families of the victims who were present at the scene and ensured the proper transloading of the vehicles spilling fuel and arrival of water tankers to put out the remaining fire.

“The sector commander advised the Motorists to always make sure their brakes, tyres and wipers are in good working condition.

“He further advised the motoring public to imbibe defensive driving techniques at all times and desist from driving above the prescribed speed limit,” she further said. (NAN) (

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