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A multiple road crash involving a trailer , a car and bus claimed 11 lives on the Ore -Benin Road in Edo State, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has said.

According to FRSC, the 11 people killed in the crash were made up of three female adults, seven male adults, one female child

Eight people also sustained various degrees of injuries in the crash, according to statement by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Bisi Kazeem on Thursday in Abuja.

FRSC said that the unfortunate fatal crash occured on kilometer 20 OVIA BRIDGE inward Benin, Edo State at exactly 9:04a.m. on June 26, 2023.

The multiple crash involved, 19 people comprised of 10 male adults, eight female adults and one female child.

“A total of three vehicles were involved comprising of a Dangote trailer at the rear, one Kia saloon car with registration number LSD553HY which was brushed aside and a Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number KET779AV in front,” he said.

Reacting to the accident, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, advised drivers to avoid being careless whenever they notice mechanical faults in their vehicles.

Biu also reiterated the need for drivers to ensure routine and regular maintenance of their vehicles.

This, he said, was to avert unwarranted road traffic crashes that could lead to loss of human lives and damage to properties.

Biu said that investigation conducted revealed that the multiple crash occured as a result of mechanical deficiency (Break Failure) which resulted in loss of control.

He said that the injured were evacuated to the Saving Grace Hospital, Ovbiogie in Benin, Edo, while the dead had been deposited at University of Benin Teaching Hospital mortuary.

The Corps Marshal directed that a technical investigation should be conducted into the immediate and remote causes of the crashes.

This, he said would be with the aim of prosecuting erring offender(s) in order to protect the rights of the crash victims accordingly.

(NAN)

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