Edo: 3 Burnt To Death In Auto Crash

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Three persons were on Thursday evening burnt to death in an accident that occurred at Ugbokun village, along the Benin-Lagos expressway.

According to eyewitnesses, the victims of the accident included the driver of the vehicle and two female passengers.

The 18-seat commercial bus with registration number WWD 624 XA, was said to be heading for Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when it had a head-on collision with a lorry conveying wood to Edo State and immediately burst into flames.

Vanguard reports that one the rescuers, Sikuru Olawale, said one of the victims was his sister.

According to him, the driver of the lorry had an argument with some persons and and in fist of anger, hit the commercial bus.

He said all efforts to put out the fire and rescue the trapped victims failed as the fire engulfed the bus.

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