Whereabouts of occupants of recovered vehicle from Ovia River accident unknown—FRSC

July 5, 2023
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The Edo state Sector Commander, Federal roads Safety Commission (FRSC), Paul Okpe, says while the Nissan pick-up truck that plunged into the Ovia River in Ovia North East local government of Edo State near Benin City has been recovered from the river but whereabouts of the occupants whose number could not be ascertained are yet unknown.

The Monday incident came five days after 11 people lost their lives when a truck rammed into vehicles that had slowed down to cross the bridge.

The Sector Commander, Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC), Paul Okpe said “the vehicle was pulled out but the divers are still trying to get the occupants, the vehicle is a Nissan Frontier pick-up.”

Meanwhile, a former member of the House of Representatives who represented Ovia Federal Constituency of Edo State, Hon Omosede Igbinedion has lamented the incessant cases of accidents at the bridge in Ovia River that has claimed several lives.

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In a statement by Omosede Igbinedion who is the daughter of the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion in a statement in Benin City on Tuesday, she commiserate with the victims and the families of the bereaved in the accidents.

She said that the accident could be averted if the bad spot on the road was fixed and called on relevant authorities to urgently fix the road to avoid future occurrences.

According to the statement, “The lives of every Edolite matter and same for the lives of every Nigerian and other people using that road. There is a need for all stakeholders to do the needful for the betterment of our people.

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