Christmas: Four dead in Edo multiple crash

At least four passengers travelling for the Yuletide celebration on Thursday died in a fatal multiple road crash, in Edo State.

The accident happened along the Benin -Ekpoma-Abuja highway near Obagie community, in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of the state which, involved an 18-seater commercial bus, an articulated truck and a Toyota Sienna car.

Other passengers were said to have also sustained varying degrees of injuries in the process and the  passenger who was travelling in the Toyota Sienna car behind the Ekpoma-bound bus, the bus driver was trying to avoid a pothole on the road when it had a head on collision with an articulated truck laden with baskets of tomatoes, coming from the opposite direction.

He explained that following the crash, the bus fell on the road, while the Sienna ran into it.

When contacted, the Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Henry Benemesia, confirmed the incident saying the crash was because of over-speeding and dangerous overtaking on the part of the commercial bus driver.

 

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