A truck has killed nine people after it rammed into the bus they were commuting in in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State. The incident happened on Eguasco Street at about 6am on Tuesday.
Reports had it that the driver of the vehicle had slowed down to pick passengers going to Third Junction before the truck rammed into the bus from behind. The bus driver and two children were among those who lost their lives. The driver of the truck was said to ahve fled the scene after the accident.
A resident in the area, who identified himself as Eken, said that at least six of the passengers, including the driver, died on the spot, while three others who were rushed to Akugbe hospital died later. The development was said to have angered the youths and other commercial bus drivers in the area, who burnt the truck as they took to the streets to protest the death of their colleague.