Tragedy struck yesterday as 12 persons were killed in a road crash that occurred along the Agbor-Sapele Road bye-pass in Edo State.
The accident involved a trailer, a car and a 14 seater Toyota Hiace bus marked BEN 621 YY traveling from Delta State.
Eye witnesses said the trailer rammed into the bus and car after an apparent brake failure. Dead bodies littered the road as motorists and sympathizers made effort to rescue trapped victims.
Many of the victims died few minutes after they were brought out of the bus.
The survivors were rushed to the Benin Central Hospital.
Confirming the incident, Edo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Oluwasusi Familoni, said his men were still at the accident scene at press time.