It was a bleak Christmas on Thursday for passengers traveling for the Yuletide celebration in Edo State as accident involving a articulated Truck, Toyota Hiace and Sienna claimed four lives.
The ghastly accident which occurred along the Benin -Ekpoma-Abuja road, it was gathered happened at about 11:30am near Obagie community in Uhunmwonde local government area of the state.
It was further gathered that the 18-seater bus was heading towards Ekpoma and was otrying to avoid a pothole when it suddenly had a head-on collision with an upcoming articulated truck laden with baskets of tomatoes.
A passenger who was travelling in the Sienna bus car behind the ill-fated commercial bus disclosed that their own vehicle narrowly escaped the carnage.
He explained that following the crash, the bus fell on the driver’s side along the road while the Sienna rammed into it.
The Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mr. Henry Benemesia, when contacted confirmed the incident.
He said a team of the Sector command had been deployed to the scene for rescue operations, adding that the three deaths were recorded and that 25 persons were involved in the incident.
The command however attributed the crash to over speeding and dangerous overtaking on the part of driver of the commercial bus.