By Peterson Ibi/Benin
It was a double tragedy for a family ferrying a corpse to an unknown destination on Tuesday morning, as the ambulance conveying it crashed into a stationary truck.
The incident allegedly occurred at about 8.30 am, along Benin-Lagos highway, close to Okada Junction, Ovia north-east local government area of Edo state.
It was gathered that some of mourners in the motorcade for the burial, sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash.
A witness, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent that the crash resulted in traffic built-up, causing Lagos-bound commuters and other road users stranded for hours.
The source added that officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), promptly evacuated the victims and took them to an unknown hospital for medical attention.
As at the time of filing this report, efforts to get reaction of the FRSC operatives yielded no result.