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Oil Palm company mourns 6 deceased staff in road accident in Edo



The Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc, in Benin, Edo has expressed shock over the death of its six staff in a road accident on Friday in Ovia South-West Local Government Area.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the deceased were among the nine staff involved in the accident that occurred along Iguobazuwa Road of the local government in the state.

Managing Director of the company, Dr Graham Hefer, in a statement signed by its Media officer, Mr Fidelis Olise, in Benin on Monday, commiserated with families of the deceased staff.

Hefer also wished the other three who sustained injuries speedy recovery.

The statement said, “On the 14th of February, on the Siluko public road, a minibus carrying nine Okomu PLC employees had been involved in a head on collision with a tipper lorry.

It added that six employees not five as earlier reported in the media, lost their lives in the tragic accident.

“A further three workers were seriously injured when the minibus in which they were travelling collided with a tipper lorry carrying sand and subsequently burst into flames.

“Apparently one person also died in the lorry,” it said.

The statement said the company doctor and his team would continue to provide medical support to the injured employees until their recovery.

It also said the Board, management, workers and all fellow stakeholders of the company sent their heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families for the loss of their beloved.

Edited By: Maureen Atuonwu

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