News Update: Truck crushes 9 to death in Benin city

Edo State- truck popularly call tipper “911” rammed into a commercial bus killing no fewer than nine persons in Oka market, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Benin city Edo state  .

The sharp incident occurred on Eguasco Street at about 6am on Tuesday. Those killed include two children and a bus driver.

According to Eyewitness, the bus driver, whose identity could not be ascertained as when making this report, had slowed down his vehicle to pick up some passengers going to third junction when the truck ran into the bus from the rear.

The driver of the truck reportedly escaped as soon the accident occurred.

 

A resident in the area, who identified himself as Eken, said that at least, 6 of the passengers, including the driver, died on the spot, while three others who were rushed to Akugbe hospital died later.

The development was said to have angered the youths and other commercial bus drivers in the area as they took to the streets to protest the death of their colleague by set the truck ablaze by the youth

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