No fewer than 11 passengers in a Toyota Hiace 18-seater bus died Thursday on the ever-busy Benin-Lagos Expressway.
The crash occurred when a truck rammed into the passenger bus, which left eight others injured during Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The articulated vehicle was heading for Lagos from Benin, the Edo state capital, but rammed into the bus that slowed down at the bad spot on the dualised road after brushing the backside of a small Kia vehicle, killing 11 passengers on the spot.
The injured were quickly rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Benin.
It was gathered that some of the deceased passengers were returning to base from Lagos after attending a programme organised by a popular church.
Edo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Paul Okpe, confirmed the incident.