Road accident claims nine wedding guests in Edo

Tragedy struck on Saturday evening at Ekpon Junction, along the Agbor-Ewohimi Road, in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State, as nine out of ten intending guests at a wedding ceremony in the locality were feared killed in a fatal road accident.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that the victims were travelling from Benin city to Ewatto in Esan South-East Local Government Area of the state to attend a wedding ceremony of their friend and relation.

Just by Ekpon Junction, a few kilometres to their destination, it was further gathered that the bus conveying them collided with a trailer carrying cement to the South-Eastern part of Nigeria and the nine guests died on the spot.

The source who witnessed the incident disclosed that the remains of the deceased passengers had been taken to the mortuary while the only survivor, a young boy of about 15 years, was said to be in the intensive care in a hospital.

Most of the deceased guests were said to have hailed from Ewatto in Edo state.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Edo Sector Command, Henry Benemesia, when contacted, confirmed the incident but disclosed that five persons died on the spot, while others were taken to the hospital and he was yet to confirm, if they also died.

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