Edo: 6 Children, 9 Others Die In Uromi, Agbede Auto Crashes

Six persons have lost their lives in road accidents that occurred in Edo states on Friday.

The accidents occurred at two locations; Arue-Uromi and Agbede. The Arue-Uromi accident reportedly killed six children; four girls and two boys, said to be from the same family.

An account said the children were crossing the road, while another stated that they were playing football when a Mercedes Benz car in an attempt to avoid a pothole, swerved and killed them.

It was learnt that the incident provoked rage from residents of the area who blocked the road and burnt the car.

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The Agbede accident which was said to be multiple involving a petrol tanker, a Sienna bus and two other vehicles, reportedly claimed nine lives, eight males and one female.

Some persons were said to have sustained varying degrees of injury. The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Henry Benameisia, who confirmed the accident, attributed it to brake failure on the part of the tanker and over speeding by the Sienna bus.

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