Auto crash kills tanker driver, injures five others in Edo
Driver of a diesel-laden tanker on Tuesday lost his life in an accident near Iruekpen on the busy Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi-Abuja highway, Edo state.
It was gathered that the driver had a head-on collision with a sand-conveying truck.
According to witnesses, five persons were injured in the accident which left the driver dead on the spot.
The auto crash led to heavy traffic, as the affected vehicles completely blocked the highway for some hours, making many motorists and commuters to be stranded, before the road was later cleared by combined efforts of villagers, travellers and officials of government agencies.
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