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Seven die in Obaseki’s convoy crash

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
20 October 2019   |   4:00 am
At least seven persons, including five adults and two children, were killed, yesterday, in a ghastly auto accident involving the advance team of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki on Benin-Auchi Expressway.

At least seven persons, including five adults and two children, were killed, yesterday, in a ghastly auto accident involving the advance team of Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki on Benin-Auchi Expressway.

Several other persons, including one of the Governor’s drivers, were also injured in the accident.

Eyewitness account said the accident occurred at Ehorin Uhunmwode Local Government Area when a Toyota Hilux van in the Governor’s advanced team had a head-on collision with an Audi car.

The advance team was said to be on its way to Ambrose Ali University (AAU) at Ekpoma for the university’s convocation ceremony.

Three other survivors were rushed to the Central Hospital in Benin City for medical attention.

It was learned that a concerned citizen rushed the survivors and the dead to the First SAVAN Centre at the hospital.