Tragedy struck at the weekend in Edo State as nine of the ten guests travelling for a wedding at Ewato in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State are believed to have died after their vehicle collided with a truck, laden with cement.
The accident happened at Ekpon junction along the busy Agbor-Ewohimi Road in Igueben Local Government Area.
The body of the deceased passengers, were said to have been taken to the mortuary while the only survivor, a young boy of about fifteen years is said to be in the intensive care in the hospital. Most of the deceased were said to have hailed from Ewato.
As a result of the tragedy, angry youths in Ewato yesterday reportedly set ablaze the truck whose driver was said to have escaped immediately the accident happened to avoid being lynched.
The Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC), Henry Benamaisa while confirming the accident, said five persons died on the spot while others were rushed to the hospital and attributed the accident to over speeding and loss of control.
Benamaisa said that the two drivers must have been on top speed noting that one of them would have been able to control his vehicle effectively.