An angry mob on Thursday burned three trucks at Agbede along the Benin-Auchi-Abuja expressway after one of the trucks accidentally hit some persons along the road.
It was gathered that the truck had a brake failure and rammed into several persons standing by the roadside.
The mob blocked the highway and caused heavy vehicular traffic that lasted hours.
Eyewitnesses said four persons died and eight others were seriously injured in the accident.
Our correspondent gathered that the mob’s action prevented officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other security agents from carrying out rescue operations at the scene of the accident.
But Edo State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Samuel Odukoya, said that only person died in the accident.