Four crushed to death, many injured in Edo fatal crash
A fatal accident
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
By Jethro Ibileke
Four persons were reportedly crushed to death and several others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an auto crash in Benin City, Edo state.
The crash occurred at about 9.30 am, in new Benin area of the Benin metropolis.
It was gathered that the vehicle involved was heading towards Ugbowo when it lost control and ran into passersby, killing four persons on the spot and injuring others.
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The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Paul Okpe, confirmed the incident, but could not ascertain the number of casualties.
He said the vehicle had a brake failure and in the process ran into passers-by, killing some persons and injuring others.
“The accident happened in the morning and before our officials could reach the area, the Edo State Traffic Management Agency had already rushed the injured ones to hospital and deposited the corpses at the morgue.
“I can’t ascertain the number of casualties but few persons died and others sustained injuries,” Okpe said.