The Edo State Government have finally spoken out on what led to the death of 7 people after an accident involving the advance Protocol Team of Governor Obaseki on Saturday.
According to reports, the accident happened at Ehor Village, the headquarters of Uhuomwode Local Government Council of Edo, Daily Post reports.
The advance team was said to be on their way to Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, for the convocation of the university.
Three survivors were reportedly taken to the Central Hospital in Benin City for medical attention.
It was learnt that a Good Samaritan rushed the survivors and the dead to the First Save Accident Victims Association of Nigeria Medical Centre.
At the Central Hospital, a source confirmed that accident victims were brought in but declined to give details.
The Governor in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, conveyed the state government’s condolences to the victims and their families.
“We have confirmed from the Police and the Federal Road Safety Corps details of the accident involving the advance team of the Governor’s Protocol team.
He described the development as “extremely sad” and commiserated with the families of the victims and prayesmd that God grants them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.
“From our findings, the Audi vehicle lost its tyre and ran into a pothole, before colliding with the Hilux vehicle, which was conveying protocol officers from Edo State Government House.”
Osagie noted that, the government would ensure that the affected families get the necessary support to lessen the impact of the sad incident.