Christmas Eve Tragedy: 4 People Dead, Many Others Injured In Edo Multiple Crash

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No less four have died in horrific accidents in .

The were traveling for the Yuletide celebration on Thursday when they lost lives in a fatal multiple road crash along the Benin -Ekpoma- highway, in .

The crash which occurred near Obagie community, in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area the , involved an 18-seater commercial bus, an articulated truck and a Toyota Sienna .

were said to have also sustained varying degrees injuries in the process.

According to a passenger who was travelling in the Toyota Sienna behind the Ekpoma-bound bus, the bus driver was trying to avoid a pothole on the road when it had a head on collision an articulated truck laden baskets tomatoes, coming from the opposite direction.

He explained following the crash, the bus fell on the road, while the Sienna ran into it.

When contacted, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Corps (), Mr. Henry Benemesia, confirmed the incident.

He attributed the crash to over-speeding and dangerous overtaking on the part of the commercial bus driver.