Eleven die in Edo auto crash

Auto_CrashFrom Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

No fewer than 11 persons yesterday lost their lives in a road accident at a Lagos bypass around Oluku in Benin, Edo State.

The victims were on a commercial bus, belonging to Libera Motors, with 15 passengers travelling to Warri from Lagos when the accident occurred.

It was gathered that the driver of the bus, who was among the survivors, tried to reverse the vehicle after hearing a gunshot when truck rammed into the vehicle killing 11 of the passengers.

Two of the passengers, including a pregnant woman, were said to have been trapped in the vehicle while the bodies of the dead passengers were laid on the highway for several hours.

Efforts to reach Edo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps proved abortive.

It, however, was learnt that the bodies of the deceased passengers have been evacuated from the scene of the incident.

 

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