No fewer than seven people have been confirmed dead in a road traffic crash in Agbede, Etsako West Local Government Area, of Edo State.

This was contained in a statement in Benin on Monday by Miss Omozie Inegbenebor, an Assistant Route Commander and Public Education Officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Edo sector command.

Inegbenebor reported that the crash, which occurred on Sunday at about 11:00hours, involved 14 vehicles, comprising one Sienna bus and 13 trucks.

According to her, 25 adults were involved in the crash, leaving seven persons dead and other victims with various degrees of injuries.

She explained that the crash occurred as a result of a brake failure from one of the trucks, which ran into another vehicle resulting in multiple crashes and fire outbreaks.

Inegbenebor said, “Rescue teams of the FRSC Edo command have been on the ground carrying out rescue operations, clearing obstructions and controlling traffic along the area.

“The Sector Commander, Mr. Henry Benamaisia, while carrying out the spot assessment of the fatal crash, sympathised with families of the victims who were present at the scene and ensured the proper transloading of the vehicles spilling fuel and arrival of water tankers to put out the remaining fire.”

Road crash claims 7 lives in Edo