By Osahon Osahon
An auto crash involving an 18-seater bus and truck has left two persons dead with six other sustaining life-threatening injuries in Edo State.
The accident occurred on Tuesday along Ahor-byepass, in Uhunmwonde local government area of the state.
It was learnt that the victims were rushed to an undisclosed hospital in the locality.
The crash which occurred at about 7am, involved a 14-seater Lagos-Enugu bound bus and an articulated truck.
It was gathered that the bus driver crashed into the articulated truck, while attempting to make a U-turn.
The Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Henry Benamaisia who confirmed the accident, blamed it on over speeding.
Henry said the bus driver who was on top speed, crashed into the truck due to the speed.
According to him, 14 persons were involved in the accident, two died while six others who sustained injuries have been taken to hospital for treatment.
“If the driver was not on top speed, he could have avoided the crash,” he said.