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12 die in Edo road accident

21 January 2016, 10:18

Benin City - Tragedy struck on Wednesday in Edo State as 12 persons were killed in a road crash that occurred in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, reports Punch.

The accident, which occurred around 10am, involved a trailer, a car and a 14 seater Toyota Hiace bus.

The trailer marked, XA905BBJ, rammed into a Volkswagen car with number plate, FUG833AA, and the bus after its brake failed, killing 12 of the passengers in the bus.

Also read: 18 killed in crash on Abuja -Lokoja road

Other motorists and sympathizers made effort to rescue trapped victims.

Many of the victims died few minutes after they were brought out of the bus.

The survivors were rushed to the Enoma Medical Centre and the Centre Hospital, Benin.

The remains of the deceased have been deposited in a morgue.

Read more at Punch.

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