Tragedy struck in Arue-Uromi, Esan-North East Local Government Area of Edo State on Friday, January 16, 2021 when 6 children were crushed to death by a Mercedes Benz vehicle bearing a learner driver sign.
According to reports, the children, 4 girls and 2 boys, said to be siblings, were playing football when an approaching Mercedes Benz car, which in an attempt to dodge a pothole, swerved and killed them instantly.
Another account of the incident stated that the children were crossing the road when the vehicle ran into them.
The tragic incident angered residents of the community as they immediately blocked the road and burnt the Mercedes Benz.
The Edo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Henry Benamaisia, confirmed the incident.