Nine wedding guests have reportedly lost their lives in an accident at Ekpon Junction in the Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.
The bus they were traveling in reportedly collided with a truck.
The deceased were traveling from Benin City to Ewatto in Esan South-East Local Government Area for the wedding ceremony.
According to the report, a 10-year old boy was the only survivor out of the 10 passengers in the commercial bus.
The Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Henry Benamaisia, who confirmed the incident said five persons died on the spot while three others in critical condition were rushed to the hospital.
“Five died on the spot, while three were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. I will still need to get an update from the hospital on the state of those that were taken there, but I can confirm that five died instantly. I will have to reconfirm the latest position from the hospital,” Benamaisia said.
The truck driver reportedly escaped from the accident scene to avoid being lynched, but irate youths in the area set the truck ablaze.