A Toyota Hiace 18-seater bus heading to Lagos from Benin met with an accident on Thursday and this led to the death of 11 passengers.
The accident occurred at the Benin-Lagos Expressway.
The crash occurred when a truck rammed into the passenger bus, which left eight others injured during Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The articulated vehicle was heading for Lagos from Benin, the Edo state capital but rammed into the bus that slowed down at the bad spot on the dualised road after brushing the backside of a small Kia vehicle, killing 11 passengers on the spot.
The injured were quickly rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Benin.
The bus was heading for the Southeast enroute Edo State but slowed down at the failed portion of the Ovia river bridge before the over-speeding truck suddenly rammed into it.
It was gathered some of the deceased passengers were returning to base from Lagos after attending a programme organised by a popular church headquartered in Lagos.
Edo sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Paul Okpe, confirmed the incident.Follow us on social media