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Tanker driver burnt in Edo auto crash

28 June 2015, Benin – A tow truck belonging to the Federal Road Safety Commission in Edo State and two other vehicles were burnt in an auto crash that involved a tanker on the Benin-Ore Road.

The FRSC Sector Commander in Edo, Mr. Oluwasusi Familoni, who confirmed the accident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Benin, said the driver of the tanker was also burnt to death.

He said the inferno started when the tanker loaded with petrol lost control and rammed into the FRSC truck and two other vehicles that were being towed from an accident scene on the Benin-Ore road.

“The tanker driver was burnt to death while the driver of the towing truck sustained injuries.

“There was no casualty recorded in the auto crash involving the two vehicles that were being towed by the truck,” the commander said.

He said that the towing truck, which cost about N100 million, was donated by the World Bank to the commission in 2014.

– Punch

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