By Festus Alenkhe
A truck carrying cement has been set ablaze by an irate mob in Edo State.
The truck, belonging to the Dangote Group of Companies was involved in an accident at Ekpon junction in the Igueben local government area of Edo state where it allegedly rammed into a commercial bus belonging to “Who Go Better Transport Company”, Benin City
Out of the ten persons on the bus, only one person called “DJ Nasco” survived.
The said survivor is now in the intensive care unit of Shillo Hospital in Ewohimi, Edo state, while the bodies of the nine persons who died at the scene have been deposited in the mortuary.
The unhurt truck driver immediately escaped from the accident scene to avoid lynching.
The gory nature of the accident scene, however, forced sympathizers to set the truck ablaze.
They patiently waited for the truck to burn down before they left the scene.
The bride and the bridegroom are both from Ewatto in Esan South East local government area of Edo state.
The guests were on their way to the wedding venue when the fatal accident happened.
The deaths destabilized the wedding event as the couple who were already on the dancing floor heard the cry and wailing of other guests at the wedding venue when the news of the accident broke out.
The wedding reception ended abruptly but not without the traditional dowry for the bride’s family.
The Federal Road Safety Commission authorities and the police in EDO state are yet to make any public statement on the incident.