The FRSC Commander, Edo State Command, Samuel Odukoya has said that no fewer than twenty-two lives were yesterday lost in a fatal multiple auto-crash along Benin/Agbor Road, Abudu in Orhionmwon Local Government Area.
The Edo State FRSC Commander said the accident which involved eight vehicles occurred when a truck lost its brakes and rammed into some private and commercial vehicles filled with passengers before bursting into flame.
Mr. Odukoya said of the passengers in the affected vehicles, twenty-two were burnt to dead while others survived with various degree of injuries.
Stressing that arrangements are been put in place for a mass burial of the victims, he added that the survivors have been taken to hospitals for medical attention.
The vehicles involved in the accident are two commercial buses, one Sienna space wagon, one Dyna truck and one tanker.
Others are one ford bus, one Toyota Corolla and one motorcycle.