Seven persons  lost their lives  in an  accident involving the advance team of the Edo state Governor,  Godwin Obaseki along the  Benin-Auchi highway.
Three others who sustained injuries were said to have been rushed to the Central Hospital  Benin  for medical treatment.
It was gathered that the advance team were  on their way to Ambrose Ali University, (AAU), at Ekpoma for the convocation ceremony when the accident happened at Ehorin community near Ekhor  in Uhunmwode Local Government area  of Edo state.
The accident reportedly happened when a Toyota Hilux van of the Governor advanced team had a head on collision with a passenger Audi 80 car.
It was gathered that the occupants of the Hilux van were protocol officers of the Edo State Government House.

When contacted, the Edo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)  Anthony Oko, who  confirmed the incident, attributed the accident to lost of control by the driver of the Audi car
He  said the two children died on their way to the hospital and that  all occupants of the Audi car died while driver of the Hilux van had injuries.
 He explained that  the driver entered a pothole and on the process  rammed into the hilux van.
Oko however said that corpse have been deposited at the morgue.It would be recalled that former Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole press team were involved in an accident sometime ago on d same road killing some journalists while many were wounded.Oshiomhole’s former Chief Press Secretary Mr Nwachukwu also died on the same road in 2007.