NO fewer than 18 persons were on Monday killed in an accident involving a Toyota Hiace bus and a truck on the Lagos -Ore –Benin Expressway near Okada, Ovia North East council of Edo State.Source ; Guardian
The accident led to a gridlock on the busy expressway, which lasted several hours.
When contacted on the crash, the Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), KennethNwaegbe, confirmed that 18 persons were killed while two children survived. Among the victims were said to be 15 adults and two kids. It was also gathered that the driver of the truck alsodied.
Nwaegbe said the commercial bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit which left the Onitsha, Anambra State was coming from Benin to Lagos when an oncoming truck had a head on collision on the side of the road under construction.
He added: “What happened was that one of the tyres of the truck loaded withgravel pulled off, the driver lost control and rammed into the Toyota bus comingin the opposite direction.