Friday, November 20, 2015 9:00 pm
*Truck driver escapes from scene
The accident occurred on the Benin-Asaba highway.
According to the sector commander of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state, Mr Rindom Kumven, the speeding truck coming from Benin, crushed three other vehicles in front of NNPC Mega Filling Station, close to Asaba International Airport.
They were a Gulf car, Mercedes truck carrying blocks, and an 18-seater bus. The three vehicles, which were on the opposite lane caught fire immediately, making rescue efforts difficult.
Kumven said that nine bodies that were burnt beyond recognition had been recovered and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.
An eye witness, Amos Olayinka, told NAN that immediately after the crash, driver of the Dangote truck escaped into the bush.