No fewer than nine wedding guests have met their untimely death after a truck collided with a bus at Ekpon Junction in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.
The accident, it was gathered happened, when the guests were on their way from Benin City to Ewatto in Esan South-East Local Government Area for the wedding ceremony.
Only one out of ten passengers in the commercial bus, it was learnt survived in the auto crash.
The Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Henry Benamaisia, confirmed the the story
He said five persons died instantly 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 and get back to you,” Benamaisia said.
However, an eyewitness, Funsho Alegbe, said out of the 10 passengers in the bus, only one person, identified as ‘DJ Nasco,’ survived.