Tragedy has struck in Edo state, leaving about families grieving.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of five persons in a road traffic accident involving several vehicles on the Benin-Auchi road in Edo, on Saturday.

The FRSC's Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that 10 persons were injured in the incident that occurred at the Ewu slope area of the route.

“The accident involved six vehicles, including two trailers, two Toyota buses and an Audi 80 car.

“The crash was caused by a head-on collision and a total of 40 persons were involved,” he said.

Kazeem added that the injured were taken to hospitals in nearby Auchi, Irrua and Agbede towns.