Benin - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said two people were burnt to death at the Oluku end of the Benin bypass following an accident involving a truck and a fuel tanker.
The FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer in Benin, Charles Akpabi said four others, who sustained serious burns, had been taken to the Central Hospital, Benin for medical attention.
He said the accident occurred on Friday, when an articulated Mark Truck, belonging to Dangote Group of Companies, rammed into a tanker fully loaded with fuel, causing the tanker to burst into flames.
According to him, the fire also affected two other trailers.
Akpabio described the accident as fatal and blamed it on "wrongful overtaking’’.
He said the charred bodies of the deceased had been deposited at Benin Central Hospital morgue.
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