Seven people have been confirmed dead in a fatal auto accident which involved the advance team of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Benin-Auchi Expressway.
The victims of the auto crash include five adults and two children, while several other persons including a driver in the governor’s convoy were also injured in the Saturday morning auto accident.
The advance team of Governor Obaseki were said to be on their way to Ambrose Ali University (AAU), where the governor is expected to attend the convocation ceremony of the university located at Ekpoma.
While on their way, as gathered, the accident occurred at Ehorin Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state, as a Toyota Hilux van on the governor’s advance team was said to have rammed into a passenger Audi car causing a head-on collision.
Three people who survived the fatal accident were said to have been rushed to the Central Hospital in Benin City.
The State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, confirming the incident, described it as “very unfortunate.”