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98 Edo auto crash claims 88 lives in 5 months – FRSC
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98 Edo auto crash claims 88 lives in 5 months – FRSC

Yvonne Williams

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Tuesday said that not less than 88 persons were killed in 98 road crashes in Edo State, between January and May, 2015.

The Edo Sector Commander, Oluwasusi Familoni, revealed this in an interview in Benin.

Punch newspapers report that Familoni also added that the auto crashes, most of which occurred within the Benin and Auchi axis of the state, also left 404 persons injured.‎

The Sector Commander said the highest number of monthly road crashes recorded within the period of review was 28, which occurred in March, while the least was 14 recorded in the month of May.

Familoni, however attributed the incidents to the disregard for traffic regulations on the  newly constructed highway on Aduwawa.

“These accidents are caused by drivers who drive against traffic on such roads.‎ People should desist from plying ‘one way’ on the newly constructed highway on Aduwawa and obey the rules and regulations guiding the use of the highways in the state.
“Drivers need to ensure minimal road carnage on that particular road, as regular and special marshals would be arresting defaulters,” he added.