No fewer than six persons were killed on Wednesday night in a multiple accident which occurred at Aviele along Benin-Auchi Road, Edo State while 18 others were seriously injured.
According to Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Kenneth Nwaegbe, those who lost their lives were five adult males and a female.
The accident, he explained, involved an articulated vehicle (trailer) and two buses.
Following the accident, traffic gridlock was said to have taken over the highway for several hours, causing delays for motorists.
“The accident caused a gridlock during the early hours of Thursday, but we managed to bring in a recovery truck to remove the vehicles from the road. There is free-flow of traffic as I speak with you now,” Nwaegbe said.