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PHOTO: MULTIPLE AUTO-CRASH AS RESIDENTS RUSH TO BEAT CURFEW IN EDO STATE.

Many escaped death in a multiple crash involving four vehicles in Benin City on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. According to reports, the accident was said to have occurred on the ever-busy Upper Mission Road in the state capital.

The vehicles involved includes an 18 seater passenger bus, a red car, an ash car and a truck fully loaded with 7up soda drink.

From reports gathered, the accident occurred as the drivers were trying to beat the 7pm curfew imposed by the state government.

Recall that on April 19, Governor Godwin Obaseki imposed a 10-day dusk-to-dawn curfew on Edo, with effect from April 20.

The dusk to dawn curfew was strictly imposed in a bid to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus as he planned to increase screening and testing of citizens for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The curfew is expected to be reviewed as the initial 10-day lapses.

As at time of this report, no death was recorded at the scene of the incident as individuals involved were rushed to a nearby hospital.

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