According to report, not less than 22, persons have been confirmed burnt to death with 5 others who sustained serious injuries in a multiple vehicle accident which is said to have taken place at Abudu along the Benin-Asaba dual carriage way yesterday.
Mr. George Otoaviokhai, the Public Relations Officer, Edo sector of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in confirming the accident, made mention of the vehicles involved as included are: two buses, one Sienna, one Dyna truck, one tanker, one Ford bus, one Toyota Corolla and one motor cycle.
Revealing the cause of the accident as Brake Failure, he disclosed that everyone in the buses, corolla and sienna were completely burnt to ashes.
According to Otoaviokhai, “The bullion van actually broke down and they were trying to fix it.
They diverted the traffic and it was in the process of diverting the traffic that a tanker loaded with fuel rammed into other vehicles.
Officials of the fire service were invited to put out the fire and pull the vehicles involved out of road.