Tragedy: 19 people perished in a fatal accident in Edo State

5 children 14 adults were reportedly killed in a live claiming accident in Edo State, while 5 other men were injured and taken to hospital for treatment, FRSC Commander said in a statement.

At least 19 people, died in an accident at Ogoneki, off Asaba-Benin Expressway, Edo State Thursday, the Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed.

The state Sector Commander, FRSC, Mr. Samuel Odukoya, reported to the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin City that the accident, which involved a trailer and a passenger bus, occurred at 4.30pm on Thursday.

He said 24 persons were trapped in the accident involving a trailer with registration number: DRZ 374 XA, and a bus with registration number: ABD 206 XA.

Odukoya said 16 people died on Thursday while 3 other persons died in a hospital on Friday.

According to him, five others sustained various levels of injury.

“The trip was from Benin to Auchi and the cause of the accident was attributed to dangerous overtaking.

“Three adult females, 11 adult males, a female child and four male children were killed in the accident, while five men were injured and were taken to a hospital,” the commander said.