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Scores feared dead in Fatal Accident along Auchi-Benin Expressway


Scores of commuters traveling along Auchi-Benin expressway, on Saturday, met their untimely death, in a tragic accident which caused gridlock for over 6 hours on the road.

Daily post reported that an eyewitness revealed that two trailers belonging to BUA Industries and Dangote Nigeria Limited, rammed on three commercial vehicles, killing everyone on board”.

The source said, “both trailers were trying to negotiate a bend coming from opposite direction in a steep but lost control, jamming all commercial vehicles in between them, killing all passengers except one ma whose voice is been heard groaning under the bus with the BUA truck on it”.

The drivers of both trucks were said to have come out of the mishap unhurt and escaped through the bush.

“A construction company had to deploy two cranes to lift the trailers off the commercial vehicles”, the  source further revealed.

He, however, said officials of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were at the spot, but without any equipment and facility to help situation, thereby, leaving villagers to use axes to remove the remains of the commercial buses.

Photo source: Daily Post

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