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About to wed couple die in car crash in Edo State

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A couple who were on their way for their wedding introduction ceremony have been killed in a road accident that occurred last weekend at Iruekpen village along the Benin-Auchi express road.

They were said to be heading to Uromi, headquarters of Esan North East Local Government.

Three other relatives of the groom in the vehicle including his grand-mother, uncle and uncle’s wife died in the accident.

Sources said they were travelling in a Toyota Sienna bus and had a head-on collision with a heavy duty truck conveying sand dust.

It took some time before the trapped corpses of the victims were removed from under the truck.

The bodies have been deposited at a morgue while the Toyota Siena was damaged beyond repair, as engine of the vehicle and its body fell to different directions.

Head of Operation, Iruekpen Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. John Omokandugba who confirmed the report said the accident was caused by dangerous over taking on the part of the Siena Vehicle.

Identity of the victims could not be confirmed as at press time.

 

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