Nine persons have been confirmed dead in an accident at Ekpon Junction on Agbor-Ewohimi Road, Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.
The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Edo Command, Henry Benemesia, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the victims were on their way to a wedding ceremony before the accident took place.
“The deceaseds’ were in a bus from Benin to Ewatto in Edo for the wedding of their yet-to-be-ascertained friend/relative.
“Unfortunately, their vehicle had a collision with an articulated vehicle loaded with bags of cement heading to the South-east.
“Five persons died on the spot while others passed away on the way to the hospital.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of an undisclosed hospital in Edo,” he said.
He, however, said that one of the survivors, a 15-year-old boy was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the health facility.