Scores feared dead in Benin/Onitsha road crash


Several persons were feared dead in a ghastly motor accident that occurred around the Asaba Airport, Asaba, Delta state on the busy Benin/Onitsha highway on Friday morning.

Eyewitness account said the accident occurred around 10:40am and it involved a trailer and two vehicles – a fully loaded 16-seater bus and taxi painted in the blue/white color of commercial vehicles in Delta state.

Although the death toll was unknown at the time of this report, an eyewitness, Ignatious Ruke Edjeren in a post said, “The death toll is expected to be high.”

It was gathered that despite the fact that the accident occurred close to the Asaba Airport rescue effort did commence for at least one hour afterwards.

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Edjeren said, “As at 11.15 am, no fire service or road safety officials have reached the scene. Vehicular movements on the busy expressway have come to a halt.”

Effort to get detail of the accident at the Federal Road Safety Corp Asaba was abortive.

The zone’s public relations officer who was contacted on telephone advised our reporter to go and get details from the scene.


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