An armed robbery is the cause of the accident involving six trucks at KM 33 on the Benin-Ore Expressway. This information was been reported on Monday by the the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo.
The FRSC Toll Gate Unit Commander,Adewale Ameen, said in Benin on Monday that no one died in the accidents.
However,six truck involved in the accident burnt, said Ameen, adding: "As I speak with you, the fire is still raging and our men are there controlling traffic.
Ameen also explainedthe timelines of the accident:
"The robbery caused a container to fall across the road. Two other unsuspecting trucks got to the scene and rammed into the container. "The unfortunate thing was thata truck laden with 33 litres of petrol rammed into the other trucks and caught fire."
Unit Commander said that the the Ore side of the expressway had been blocked and traffic had been diverted to the Benin lane.
FRSC "appeal to motorists from the Lagos axis to go through Ogbemudia farms," he said.