Benin – On Thursday, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said six persons were killed in a multiple crash at Aviele on the Auchi-Okene highway.
The Edo Sector Corps Commander, Mr Kenneth Nwaegbe, confirmed the deaths at a news briefing.
Nwaegbe said five males and one female lost their lives in the crash which occurred on Wednesday night. The accident involved an articulated vehicle and two buses.
The FRSC official said that 18 other occupants of the vehicles sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The accident had caused a gridlock in the early hours of Thursday, but the FRSC has removed the vehicles from the scene with the aid of a recovery truck.