11 killed as Dangote truck ram into 18 seater bus on Benin-Lagos road

No fewer than 11 passengers, including a baby have died on the Benin-Lagos expressway, when a Dangote truck on top speed rammed into a passenger Toyota Hiace 18 seater bus.

The accident happened around 11a.m., at the Ovia river due to a failed section of the road and the bridge by the river.

In a short video seen by Frontier News, commuters from other buses and people living within the area seen wailing and calling on Nigerians, who have people, who left Lagos for Benin to reach out to them.

It was learned that the Dangote truck heading towards Benin from Lagos on top speed rammed into the bus that was said to have slowed down on the failed portion of the road after brushing the back side of a Kia car.

Eleven persona died on the spot, while many others were injured.

Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Paul Okpe, who confirmed the accident.

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He said: “We had a crash on the bridge at Ovia River this morning. A truck ran into a Toyota Hummer Bus and the casualty is 11 persons lost their lives, very unfortunate and eight persons injured.

“Both the dead and the injured were moved to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, by our ambulances and three vehicles were involved.

“The truck ran into the hummer but before hitting the hummer bus, it narrowly missed a small Kia vehicle. The three vehicles are in the police station not far from our office at the Toll Gate.

“For the possible cause, we are leaving that to our Accident Investigations to establish, but it was the truck that ran into the vehicles and the casualties were in the bus.”

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