Nine passengers of an intra-city commercial bus were crushed to death by a heavy-duty truck in Benin, the Edo State capital.
It was gathered that horrifying incident took place along the ever-busy Sapele Road by Ogbelaka Junction around 7.30 am on Tuesday,.
The sand-conveying truck, which had brake failure, suddenly rammed into the moving commercial bus, fondly called Tuke-Tuke, killing the nine passengers on the spot before hitting another truck towards the Government Reservation Area (GRA).
Bodies of the victims were deposited in a morgue while the injured passengers were rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the nearby Edo Specialist Hospital in Benin.
Security operatives, including policemen and members of vigilance groups were attempting to restore normalcy at the scene of the accident as at the time of filing this report.