Posted by Osagie Otabor, Bénin | 28 April 2019 | 1,076 times
Eight persons have been crushed to death in multiple accidents that occurred at Jattu junction, Auchi along the Benin-Abuja highway, Etsako West Local Government Area.
Several other persons also sustained injuries in the accident.
Eyewitnesses said a truck carrying cement lost control and rammed into several vehicles held by traffic at the junction.
The witnesses said eight dead bodies were carried away from the scene.
Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anthony Oko, said the multiple accidents were caused by a tyre burst.
He said, “15 people were involved in in the accident, five died while six sustain various degree of injuries. Seven vehicles were involved in the accident.”
“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.
Chairman of Etsako West local government council, Mr. Yakson Musa, expressed sadness over the incident.
•Sourced from The Nation report
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