Four lecturers of Igbinedion University have been killed in an accident on the Lagos Benin Expressway after an Audi 80 car plunged into the Ovia River.

The lecturers two male and two female were returning from Igbinedion University Okada to Benin City when their vehicle veered off the road and plunged into the River.

The Department of Business Administration and Banking and Finance lecturers were Morgan Uwoghiren, Lucky Ehiorobo, Shirley Iwede and  Shola Ajayi.

Eyewitnesses say the vehicle was trying to avoid a head on collision with a truck which left its lane.

They attributed the accident to the absence of protectors on the Ovia Bridge.