No fewer than 12 persons were Tuesday feared death in a multiple road accident and scores of others sustained various degree of injuries as a truck conveying granite rammed into three vehicles and four motorcycles popularly called Okada at the ever busy AP filling station in Auchi, headquarters of Estako West Local Government of Edo State.
The accident, which occurred at about 7.45p.m., was attributed to break failure by a truck with registration number Kaduna: XA173KG.
According to an eyewitness account, the truck was said to have lost control and rammed into three vehicles, killing all the occupants while other road users and pedestrians including beggars were affected.
Vehicles affected were a Honda car with registration number MC 942EKY, Honda Odyssey bus marked Ben 346 AS and a Toyota Sienna car marked AAA 568AZ and four unregistered motorbikes.
At the time of filing this report, men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Auchi command were on ground on rescue mission conveying the dead bodies of the victims to an undisclosed morgue while the injured were being rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.