- An eyewitness stated that the accident occurred due to a brake failure of the trailer. As a result, 15 people lost their lives in the collision
According to reports, on Monday evening, a tragic accident took place in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.
The accident involved a trailer and a commercial bus, and sadly, not less than 15 people lost their lives.
The trailer, which was coming from the Lokoja-Okene road, collided with the fully occupied commercial bus.
An eyewitness stated that the accident occurred due to a brake failure of the trailer. As a result, 15 people lost their lives in the collision.
The deceased were taken to the mortuary, while the injured were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, the Etsako East Local Chairman, Hon. Benedicta Attoh, has commiserated with the families of the victims as well as the people of Okpella, on the tragic incident.
A statement from her Chief Press Secretary, Ben Atu, said she sincerely sympathises with the family of the dead and prays for a quick recovery for the injured.
The statement reads: “It is with a deep sense of sorrow that I commiserate with the families of those that lost their lives in a fatal motor accident along the Ewo Market Road in Okpella on Monday, September 25th, 2023.”
“Indeed, their deaths have caused great sorrow for their families. I wish to let the families of the victims know that our thoughts and prayers are with them in this moment of grief. It is not the will of God that we die before our time, but when something like this happens, who can question God”.
“On behalf of Etsako East Local Government Council, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of our departed brothers and sisters.
“Their untimely death has undoubtedly caused great pain to their families and I pray that such tragedy will never occur again in Jesus name, Amen.
“May God grant the families and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and may their souls rest in peace, amen,” she said