Four killed, two injured in Edo auto crash

Four persons have died in an auto crash in Abudu, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.

Two persons were also said to have sustained varying degrees of injury in the accident, which occurred at 1:35pm on Friday, barely 48 hours to the New Year.

It was learnt that the victims were en route to Benin when their bus, a Toyota Hiace, collided with a Dangote truck on the Asaba-Benin Expressway.

The spokesman for the state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. George Otoaviokhai, confirmed the accident on Saturday.

Otoaviokhai blamed the accident on speed violation.

He explained that while two male adults survived the crash, four unknown passengers could not be found.

He, however, noted that the remains of the victims had been deposited in a mortuary.

Otoaviokhai said, “Two persons survived, four known persons are still missing and four persons (two males and two females) were killed. The bodies of the deceased were taken to Aigbogun hospital.”