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Mayhem In Edo As Driver Crushes Pregnant Woman, Two Others

Posted: Apr 6, 2016 at 5:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo BENIN


It was double tragedy in Edo State when five persons, including a pregnant woman, were reported dead at Osholo village in Etsako East local Government Area  of Edo State, when a tipper driver ran into a crowd.

Reports said that the tipper was coming from Ekperi in Etsako Central LGA, heading towards Weppa in Etsako East, when it ran into the crowed, killed three people, injured several others.

Independent gathered that while the driver and his conductor were making efforts to convey the dead and the injured to a nearby hospital, some people from Osholo community came to the scene of the accident and set the tipper, the driver and the conductor ablaze.

Angered by the action of the Osholo community, reports said people from Weppa invaded Osholo and set some houses ablaze and, but for the timely intervention of the law enforcement agents, there would have been more casualties.

Confirming the report, Edo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ejike, said five persons died in the incident and as soon as the report got to the police a team of officers was sent to the area to forestall further mayhem.

He said investigation had begun into the matter but he could not confirm the number of suspects arrested so far.