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Speeding SUV kills 4 #ENDSARS protesters

Four people have been killed and another four injured in continued #ENDSARS protests in Edo State.

The four were killed when a speeding SUV hit them on First East Circular road in Benin City as they were starting a bonfire in the middle of the road Saturday evening.

It was gathered that the SUV was coming from the Benin – Sapele Road and approached Sakponba road by First East Circular road junction when the accident happened.

Wife of one of the victims whose identify could not be ascertained, said her husband called her when it was getting late that he was on his way home but was held in heavy gridlock along the Sapkonba road axis between first and Sapele Road.

Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, could not be reached for comment as his phone was said to be unavailable.

Meanwhile, as at the time of filling this report, the youths were said to be vandalising private property and destroying vehicles on Agbor road.

Daily Trust

Fatal Auto Crash Claims Four, Injures Scores In Edo

At least four persons were killed and five others injured on Tuesday morning road crash on Ahor-Byepass in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State.

The fatal accident occurred at about 7:22a.m and it involved a 14-seater Lagos-Enugu bound bus and articulated truck.

It was said that the truck was making a U-turn on the road when the driver of the bus crashed into the truck behind.

An official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), who preferred anonymity confirmed the incident to our Correspondent on Tuesday, blaming the fatal crash on over speeding by the bus driver.

“If the driver was not on top speed, he could have avoided the fatal crash.

“Out of 14 passengers, four persons died, five others have been taken to hospital”, he said.

BREAKING: Many Policemen Feared Dead In Ondo Auto Crash

An unconfirmed number of policemen have been feared killed in a lone accident in Akure, Ondo State.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd reports that the accident occurred at about 11:00am on Tuesday around Airport Road, Oba-Ile area of the state capital.

According to eyewitnesses, the crash was caused by speeding and recklessness by the van’s driver.

The casualty figure was still sketchy as of the time of this report.

State police spokesperson, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident.

“Yes, there was an accident but I don’t have much details now. We just sent people to the scene,” he said.

Driver rams four sisters to death in  Edo road accident

A pregnant woman and three of her sisters were reportedly killed on Saturday morning in a road accident in Edo state.

The driver of the car, who was with his wife when the accident occurred, was said to have lost control and hit the sisters who were at the bus stop.

An eyewitness said the pregnant woman and sisters were all standing by the roadside, waiting to board a vehicle to convey them to market.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the wedding of one of the dead siblings had been scheduled to take place next weekend. Mr Monday Ikponwosa, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, said that it occurred at about 6:15 a.m. with the four people dying on the spot.

“A BMW car skidded off the road as the driver must have fallen asleep.

“There was a woman (an occupant) in the car. They must have been coming from an all-night church programme because there was bible in the car,” Ikponwosa said.

NAN reports that the Ugbowo road, which is the highway to Lagos en route Ore in Ondo State has been blocked by protesting youths, who made bonfires on the highway. A youth leader in Uselu, who identified himself simply as Evans, said the decision to block the highway was to protest the arrest of some youths by the police after the accident.

“The youths were carrying out a peaceful protest over the incident, which has become one incident too many on the road, when the police came and started shooting at us.

“Five of the youths were injured during the unprovoked shooting. One of them was shot in his shoulder, another in his chest and another in his hand.

“The police took the boys away with pretence of going to treat them. What we are saying is that until they are returned back to us, this road will remain blocked.

“Our pains over the accident is that these dead ones would have escaped if not for the heap of sand that some people usually heap on the road and later sell to us.”

Evans called on the Edo Government to open the drainage on the highway to avert accidents occurring on the road in future.

The spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, described the incident as unfortunate.

He said that policemen had been deployed to the accident scene to ensure return of smooth traffic on the highway.

BREAKING: Fully-loaded bus plunges into river in Port Harcourt!

A bus heading to Abuloma, Rivers State last night plunged into the NLNG river.

According to reports, rescue operations only started a few hours ago at the bridge, causing traffic gridlock.

More details later.

8 EDO INDIGENES RETURNING FROM SPAIN PERISH IN MOTOR ACCIDENT

An accident which occurred Tuesday, June 12 morning by 8:30am at the Wictech stretch of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway about 2 km away from Danco filling station, reportedly claimed the lives of 8 persons, five males and three females, all believed to be Edo indigenes.

The late Edo indigenes who arrived the country from Spain that morning, had chartered the bus marked BEN 313 YX on the fleet of Iyare Motors and were going to Benin City for an engagement, when the accident happened.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the driver of the speeding hummer bus rammed into the rear of a truck marked MUS 730 XN in a bid to overtake it. According to him, 7 of the victims died at the accident scene while one other died later.

Their remains have been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu where two others who survived, were also receiving treatment.

The Nation reported that operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps(TRACE) were sighted evacuating victims, clearing obstructions and directing traffic.