The driver of a fuel tanker lost his life in a fatal auto crash that occurred in the early hours of Friday in Benin (Nigeria) the Edo State capital.

The crash occurred along the Benin-Lagos Expressway, in front of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

The truck, fully laden with diesel, allegedly veered off its lane, fell and exploded, while trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle said to be driving against traffic.

It was alleged that the truck also hit a Mercedes Benz Wagon conveying bags of rice from Lagos.

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The driver of a fuel tanker lost his life in a fatal auto crash that occurred in the early hours of Friday in Benin, the Edo State capital.

The crash occurred along the Benin-Lagos Expressway, in front of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

The truck, fully laden with diesel, allegedly veered off its lane, fell and exploded, while trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle said to be driving against traffic.

It was alleged that the truck also hit a Mercedes Benz Wagon conveying bags of rice from Lagos.

The truck driver, whose identity could not be ascertained, got trapped under the truck and was reportedly burnt beyond recognition. His assistant (popularly called motor boy) was said to have escaped.

Also, the Mercedes Benz vehicle conveying the rice got burnt completely, while the driver’s whereabouts were unknown.

Efforts by firefighters to put out the wild fire were complicated by the…

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