Update on Edo Crash:3 Journalists Killed as Truck Hits Oshiomhole’s Convoy

Three journalists died while several including security details were injured when a tipper lorry rammed into the convoy of Edo Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

by Tony Iyare ,media aide to the governor an update the story said the accident occurred about 12.45pm, shortly after the convoy which was coming from an Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) rally Afuze, passed Warrake, located Owan East Local Government Area of the .

The incident happened when the lorry lost control, veering off its track and heading straight the Governor’s missing it whiskers.

It later hit the Toyota Cruiser conveying security details which immediately somersaulted. The lorry also hit the bus conveying the Government House Press Crew.

The three journalists – two from Independent Television (ITV) and one from African Independent Television (AIT) lost their lives. Several other journalists and security details who various degrees of injuries are now being treated at Otibhokhai Specialist Hospital, Irrua and Central Hospital, Benin City.

Oshiomhole, visibly shaken unfortunate event personally supervised the ferrying of the casualties to the hospital. He later condolence visits to the bereaved families. The planned rally to kick off Oshiomhole’s campaign Edo South Senatorial Zone scheduled Saturday was put off as a result of the incident.

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