Residents in the ancient city are sad.

Eight people have lost their lives in a road accident that occurred in Benin on Tuesday.

The accident occurred along the upper Sakponba road in Benin City when a laden tipper lost control and collided with a passenger bus.

Eyewitnesses say it appears the brakes of the tipper failed forcing the driver to swerve into the incoming bus.

Among those killed are the commercial bus driver, conductor, women and children.

The remains of the deceased have been deposited in a mortuary while those who sustained injuries are receiving treatment.

ALSO WATCH: #BeninToEurope5050: Benin To Europe By Road, Live or DIE 50/50