No fewer than seven persons have been confirmed dead in a road traffic crash in Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area, of Edo.
This is contained in a statement by Miss Omozie Inegbenebor, an Assistant Route Commander, and Public Education Officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Edo Sector Command.
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Inegbenebor said the crash, which occurred on Sunday at about 11:00hours, involved 14 vehicles, comprising 13 trucks and one Sienna bus.
She said 25 adults were involved in the crash in which seven persons died and left other victims with various degree of injuries.
She said the crash, which occurred at Agbede about 20km from the FRSC base in Agbede, was due to break failure from one of the trucks, which ran into other vehicles resulting in multiple crash and fire outbreak.
“Rescue team of the FRSC Edo command have been on ground carrying out rescue operations, clearing obstructions and controlling traffic along the area.
“The Sector Commander, Mr. Henry Benamaisia, while carrying out on the spot assessment of the fatal crash, sympathised with families of the victims who were present at the scene and ensured the proper transloading of the vehicles spilling fuel and arrival of water tankers to put out the remaining fire. (NAN)