Monday, 30 July 2012
Fatal accident on Benin-Lagos Expressway
An early morning auto accident on the Benin-Lagos Expressway yesterday claimed the lives of 13 passengers.
Three others were injured.
The victims included 16 male passengers who left Lagos for Onitsha, Anambra State in a Toyota Hiace commercial bus marked YB 610 EPE with the inscription ‘Anambra Mass Transit’.
According to Mr. Bisi Kazeem, Deputy Corps Public Education official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at the Toll Gate near Ovia North East council area of Edo State, the ill-fated bus had a collision with an IVECO truck with registration number AAA 962 XB.
Kazeem attributed the cause of the carnage to violation of road traffic by one of the vehicles at a village near Ohusu, Edo State.