Friday, 23 May 2014

Edo State: Motor Accident kills 15

A ghastly motor accident that occurred on Ewu Hill at the Benin/Auchi Road in Edo state has reportedly claimed the lives of 15 persons.

The accident occurred when a trailer loaded with a consignment of beer reportedly developed break failure and crashed into an 18-seater Toyota Hiace commercial bus with registration number LFA 137 XB, killing all the passengers on board, with only three passengers surviving the crash.

According to a witness, the trailer and the bus which were heading in the same direction, were descending the hill towards Auchi when the accident occurred.

The witness said it took the combined effort of the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to dismember the mangled bus to retrieve the survivors and dead bodies.

Following the incident, heavy traffic gridlock was said to have occurred for several hours on the road, as the police tried frantically to control the long queue of vehicles on both sides of the busy express.

Sympathizers at the scene of the accident appealed to the relevant authorities to find lasting solution to frequent motor accidents on Ewu hill, saying that many lives have been lost since the construction of the road in 1973.

Friday 23 May 2014


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