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Obaseki advance team in fatal crash; many dead



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No fewer than seven persons including five adults and two children died in an auto accident involving the advance team of Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki on Benin-Auchi Expressway.

Others, including one of the governor’s drivers, were also injured in the accident.

The accident occurred at Ehor, the headquarters of Uhunmwode Local Government Area, where a Toyota Hilux van on the advance team had a head-on collision with a passenger Audi car.

The advance team were said to be on their way to Ambrose Ali University, AAU, at Ekpoma for the convocation ceremony of the university.

Three other survivors were said to have been rushed to the Central Hospital in Benin City for medical attention.

It was learnt that a good Samaritan rushed the survivors and the dead to the First SAVAN Centre at the hospital.

Arrangements were on to evacuate the driver of the Hilux van to a private hospital for adequate medical care.

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