13 people killed in motor accident on Benin-Ore road
13 passengers died in a motor accident on the Benin-Ore road,at kilometre 53, before Ohosun town, zone 5.12 toll gate unit at 7.45 a.m this morning. The accident, which involved two vehicles, was caused by the driver of the Anambra Mass Transit Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number YB 610 EPE (Lagos), who drove against traffic on the Benin-Ore lane.
The driver faced an oncoming Iveco truck descending a slope, resulting in head-on collision.The bus was coming from Lagos carrying traders dealing in electronics and 13 out of the passengers in the bus died, while three people survived including the truck driver. Victims, were taken to Shiloh Hospital, Ugbogui in Edo for treatment while corpses were deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital.