A bridegroom and three of his relations have been reportedly killed in a motor accident along the Benin-Auchi highway at Iruekpen in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.
According to an eye witness, the groom, his grand-mother, uncle and uncle’s wife were said to be travelling to Uromi, Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State for the wedding introduction when the accident occurred.
Their vehicle was said to have had head-on collision with a heavy duty truck conveying sand, belonging to a construction firm.
At press time, two of the bodies were still trapped under the truck, while corpses of the other two had been taken to the morgue.
Head of Operations, Iruekpen Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Mr. John Omokandugba, attributed the crash to dangerous over taking.
He confirmed that four persons— two men and two women— who were occupants of the bridegroom’s vehicle, with number plate USL 111 AE, died in the accident.
Omokandugba said the truck was conveying sand dust from Auchi and was heading to Elele, in Rivers State when the accident occurred.