TRAGIC: Nine Feared Killed In Edo Auto Clash

According to reports, a fatal accident between a commercial bus and a heavy-duty truck has claimed nine lives on Tuesday morning, in Benin, the Edo State capital.

The incident took place along the ever-busy Sapele Road by Ogbelaka Junction around 7.30 am when most residents were rushing to work, offices and their business places.

The sand-conveying truck, which had brake failure, suddenly rammed into the moving commercial bus, fondly called Tuke-Tuke, killing the nine passengers on the spot before hitting another truck towards the Government Reservation Area (GRA).

Bodies of the victims were deposited in a morgue while the injured passengers were rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the nearby Edo Specialist Hospital in Benin.

The accident led to gridlock with many motorists and commuters groaning, forcing many people to trek to their destinations.

Security operatives, including policemen and members of vigilance groups were attempting to restore normalcy at the scene of the accident as at the time of filing this report.

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