13 killed in Benin-Ore road crash

No fewer than 13
passengers died in a
motor accident on the
Benin-Ore road, the
Federal Road Safety
Commission (FRSC)
confirmed on Sunday.
In a statement issued by Mr Bisi Kazeem, Deputy
Corps Public Education Officer, the commission
stated that the accident happened at kilometre
53, before Ohosun town, zone 5.12 toll gate unit
command in Edo State at 7.45 a.m on Sunday.
Kazeem said the accident, which involved two
vehicles, was caused by the driver of the
Anambra Mass Transit Toyota Hiace bus, with
registration number YB 610 EPE (Lagos), who for
no reason drove against traffic on the Benin-Ore
The driver faced an oncoming Iveco truck
descending a slope, resulting in head-on collision.
The bus was coming from Lagos carrying traders
dealing in electronics and 13 out of the
passengers in the bus died, while three people
survived including the truck driver.
The victims, according to FRSC, have been taken
to Shiloh Hospital, Ugbogui in Edo for treatment
while corpses were deposited at the mortuary of
the same hospital.
The Commission said the obstruction caused as a
result of the accident had been promptly cleared.:::

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