The Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO) in charge of Edo, Delta, and Anambra, Mr Ayodele Kumapayi, has reported that no fewer than 143 lives were lost in various road traffic crashes (RTCs) across the zone between January and March.

He made the disclosure, yesterday, in Benin. It has been discovered that the figure represented a 28. 80 per cent increase compared with the 111 people killed in road traffic crashes across the zone within the same period last year.

He also said that 1,456 people were involved in the crashes within the period under review, against the 1,407 involved within the same period last year, representing a 3.40 per cent increase in the number involved in the RTCs in the zone.

Source: The Sun News