Three die in Edo accidents

Three persons were on Saturday confirmed dead in two separate accidents that occurred along the Benin-Lagos highway near the Ovia River.

In one of the accidents, a tanker carrying diesel towards the Ore axis rammed into a stationary truck conveying iron rods and killed the driver on the spot.

An eyewitness said the other accident happened few minutes after the first occurred.
The eyewitness said a truck attempting to overtake another vehicle had a head on collision with another vehicle and two persons were killed on the spot.

The State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Samuel Odukoya, who confirmed the accident, said obstruction on the road caused by the accident has been cleared by officials of the FRSC.

The accidents caused traffic gridlock before the arrival of FRSC officials.
Odukoya blamed the accident on over-speeding and dangerous overtaking, adding that the corpses have already been taken to the morgue.