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Published On: Tue, Apr 30th, 2019

Auto crash on Benin-Abuja highway claims five lives

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

A road crash which occurred on Sunday morning along Benin-Abujahas claimed the lives of five persons.
The fatal accident that occurred at about 11am on Sunday morning Jattu junction, Auchi on the Benin-Abuja highway, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, left six other passengers injured.
A witness said a truck heading towards Benin from the northern part of Nigeria and loaded with cement, lost control and rammed into several vehicles held by traffic at the junction.
The Edo state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anthony Oko, who confirmed the accident, said it was a multiple accident.
The Sector Commander attributed the accident to tyre burst.
According to him, “”15 people were involved in in the accident, five died while six sustain various degree of injuries. seven vehicles were involved in the accident”.
He revealed that the truck coming towards Benin had a tyre burst and in the process lost control and rammed into the vehicles from behind.
He said the injured victims were taken to the morgue while those injured were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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