Nine persons on their way to a wedding ceremony died on Saturday in an accident at Ekpon Junction on Agbor-Ewohimi Road in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.
The press learnt the deceased were in a bus from Benin to Ewatto in Esan Southeast Local Government Area of Edo for the wedding of their yet-to-be-ascertained friend/relative.
The bus they were travelling in, it was gathered, had head-on collision with an articulated vehicle loaded with bags of cement heading to the South-east.
Nine of the ten occupants were said to have died from the mishap.
The corpses of the victims, mostly indigenes of Ewatto, were later deposited at the morgue of an undisclosed hospital in Edo.
The press gathered the sole male survivor, a 15-year-old, was receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the health facility.
The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Edo Command, Henry Benemesia, stated five persons died on the spot while others passed away on the way to the hospital.