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Robbers cause multiple accidents on Benin-Ore road

19 November 2013, 10:16

Benin - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo, on Monday said the multiple accidents involving six trucks were caused by armed robbery at KM 33 on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Saturday night.

The FRSC Toll Gate Unit Commander, Adewale Ameen, however, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Monday that no one died in the accidents.

Ameen said six trucks involved in the accident were however burnt. "As I speak with you, the fire is still raging and our men are there controlling traffic.

"The robbery caused a container to fall across the road. Two other unsuspecting trucks got to the scene and rammed into the container.

"The unfortunate thing was that a truck laden with 33 litres of petrol rammed into the other trucks and caught fire.

"We have blocked the Ore side of the express way and diverted traffic to the Benin lane.

"We appeal to motorists from the Lagos axis to go through Ogbemudia farms", he said.

-  NAN

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