The residents of Otukpa, Ogbadibo LG of Benue State basked in the ambiance of horror and panic, due to the Sunday evening auto clash which claimed lives of students and other commuters.
A tanker laden with diesel product had on Sunday evening rammed into a Volkswagen car which took off from Otukpa and was heading towards Ugbokolo in Okpokwu LG, crushing the vehicle to a palm and killing all the occupants in the car.
It was learnt that no rescue was made as the men and Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC couldn’t get a towing van to lift the remains of the tanker off the victims.
A targeted resident who preferred anonymity narrated the ugly ordeal, weeping profusely, he said his daughter was among the accident victims.
According to him, his daughter left home on Thursday evening after been settled for the Semester.
He went further to say the entire household was rest assured that the lady was already in school and had settled down for the academic semester, only to find her corpse amongst the fresh accident victims on Sunday in Otukpa.
“We all believed she was in school since on Thursday. What was she doing in Otukpa for the past 3 days? Why is her corpse lying amongst those accidents victims here?”, he asked rhetorically while lamenting.