Benin Auchi Road Accident Killed 15 As Truck Crashed Into Bus

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May 23, 2014 – Benin Auchi Road Accident Killed 15 As Truck Crashed Into Bus

15 people were killed in a car accident that happened at Ewu hill along the Benin-Auchi Road when a truck crashed into an 18-seater Toyota Hiace passenger bus.

The accident was said to have occurred when the truck, loaded with a consignment of beer, reportedly had break failure and rammed into the commercial bus with Registration Number LFA 137 XB.

Only three passengers were said to have survived the crash. According to an eyewitness, the truck and the bus were heading in the same direction and were descending the hill towards Auchi when the accident occurred.

The eyewitness said it took the combined efforts of the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to evacuate the survivors and the dead bodies from the mangled bus.

The incident was said to have caused a gridlock for several hours, as it took the security agents several hours to control the long queue of vehicles on both sides of the busy expressway.

Meanwhile, sympathisers at the scene have appealed to the relevant authorities to find lasting solution to frequent auto crashes on Ewu hill, saying many lives have been lost since the construction of the road in 1973.

May their souls rest in peace

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7 thoughts on “Benin Auchi Road Accident Killed 15 As Truck Crashed Into Bus

  1. May their souls rest in peace, and may God give the family of the dead the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones.

  2. STRINGENTLY All vehicles in Nigeria MUST be tested by a central road worthiness station branch of the Department of transport every 12months and issueD a certificate. Key points of testing should be brakes check, head light, rear light, brake lights, screen wipers checks. Many a time you see vehicles tearing down the hill No breaks’ a motor boy will jump off the vehicle and try to wedge the wheels with a large log of wood, the motor boy ends up crushed, under the wheels, to death most of the time. These untrained drivers are fully aware their vehicle has no break but insists on managing it as far as it can carry them. tut tut tut!!! Live is very cheap to these dangerous drivers. See what happens when a conscious decision to go behind a vehicle without breaks is put on the road costing the lives of innocent passengers. Federal Government I beg una make una introduce strict road rules and enforce it to save lives.

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