60, including children, killed as bus, petrol tanker collide along Benin-Ore road

At least 60 people, including children, were burnt to death on Friday in a major road accident in Ugbogui village, near Ofusu, the boundary town between Edo and Ondo state.

36 killed as luxury bus, petrol tanker collide along Benin-Ore road

The collision, which happened at about 1.30 pm on the Benin-Ore motorway in Edo state, involved a bus, a trailer with registration number GA 71 XA, loaded with cement and belonging to the Dangote Group, and a petrol tanker.

The tanker exploded after the collision, and most of the victims of the accident included drivers and motor-boys of both trailer and the tanker including the passengers on board the luxurious bus.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

Details later…

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