Mr Samuel Odukoya, the State Sector Commander, said in Benin City that the accident which involved a trailer and a passenger bus occurred at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday. He said twenty-four persons were trapped in the accident involving a trailer with registration number DRZ 374 XA and a Toyota bus marked ABD 206 XA.
Odukoya said 16 people died on Thursday while three other persons died in a hospital on Friday.
According to him, five others sustained various degrees of injury.
“The trip was from Benin to Auchi and the cause of the accident was attributed to dangerous overtaking.
“Three females, 11 males, a female child and four male children were killed in the accident, while five men were injured and have been taken to the hospital,” the commander said.