The Christmas rush has started and this calls for caution.

An unconfirmed number of persons have died in an auto accident that occurred around Ovie River in Edo State.

A tanker laden with diesel collided with a bus conveying passengers near the river along Benin by-pass.

Images of the accident was shared by an eyewitness who was travelling along that axis at the time of the incident.

There was no immediate emergency response to assist victims, resulting in the death of some of the passengers.

The passenger described the scene as gory, saying it had caused traffic jam along the route.

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He said locals had paid more attention to scooping diesel than helping the injured.

The Federal Road Safety Corps have warned drivers to be more careful at this period that the road will be busier than it used to be and the accident again highlights the need for drivers to heed the warning.

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Sensie Kamio who shared the images wrote: