At least 10 persons died in a multiple accident that occurred on Sunday at Okwe junction, Asaba on Asaba/Benin highway while several others were wounded.
Eyewitnesses said the accident which occurred around 7:30am happened when a trailer moving towards the east, laden with cement lost control and rammed into an oncoming commuter bus plying Asaba/Onitsha route, crushing the bus in the process.
The witnesses added that two other vehicles, a Nissan car and another truck, were also affected in the crash.
Confirming the accident, FRSC Public Education Officer, Mr. Julius Bassey said it was a fatal one, but only five persons died while others were rushed to the hospital.
“It was a fatal multiple accident involving four vehicles, namely Iveco truck with number plate KWA 12 XA; Mitsubishi 1300, number plate GDD 295 DXA; a Nissan Quest space-bus with number plate DX 219 FST and Dangote articulated truck with number plate SNK 77 XA.
“A total of 16 persons, comprising 12 male and four females, were involved in the multiple crash while four males and three females were injured and number of those killed were 5 males.
“The cause of the accident was break failure and the victims and corpses were taken to Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.”