14 persons die in auto crash in Edo State

No fewer than 14 persons on Thursday lost their lives in an auto crash on the Benin-Okene Highway, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

NAN reports that the incident, which occurred around the Ewu slope in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo, involved a 15-seater Toyota Hiace bus belonging to Edo City Transports Service and an articulated vehicle.

The truck, which was said to be coming from Abuja ran over the bus, resulting to death of all passengers on board.

An eyewitness, Mr Ben Omoede, said that the incident occurred when brakes of the articulated vehicle failed.   “The truck lost brake and ran over the Toyota bus coming from the opposite side, killed the 13 passengers and the driver,’’ he said.   Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Red Cross evacuated the corpses to Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo.

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