By Osahon Osahon
The Edo State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has confirmed the death of three persons in a road crash that occurred on Wednesday, along the Benin/Ekpoma highway by Iruekpen.
The Sector Commander, Mr. Henry Benemesia, who confirmed the incident, also disclosed that 12 other passengers in the bus sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Benemesia explained that two of the victims died at the spot, while the third died while being rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
The 18-seater Toyota bus belonging to one of the transport companies in Benin City, was said to be travelling to Ekpoma from Benin, when the incident occurred.
The Edo FRSC boss explained that the incident occurred when the ill-fated bus overtook another vehicle while on very high speed.
“What happened was that the driver was overspeeding, and wanted to overtake wrongly. Two of them died at the spot, but one died on the way to the hospital, while 12 persons sustained injuries,” Benemesia said.
He further disclosed that the diseased were taken to an undisclosed hospital mortuary, while the injured ones were taken to hospital for treatment.