According to reports, at least 10 people perished in a horrifying car accident on the Enugu-Onitsha Highway in Enugu State.
According to information, the accident in Enugu occurred at 9 am close to the CBN Bus Stop.
Cement trailer truck and an 18-seater bus with the Enugu registration number XL884 ENU collided.
Eyewitnesses claimed that 10 people perished, despite the fact that our correspondent was unable to independently verify the fatality count at the time this story was filed.
The two vehicles were reportedly traveling in a single lane owing to potholes that had littered the opposite lane of the road, according to an eyewitness who talked with our correspondent.
According to the eyewitnesses, Ifeanyi Ejike, said the bus was filled with commuters from Abakpa, in Enugu East Local Government Area and was heading to New Market community when the accident occurred.
“The driver whose name we have learnt is Simeon was coming from Abakpa and made attempt to overtake another vehicle in his front that was emitting too much smoke from it’s exhausts
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“As he made an attempt to overtake the vehicle, the trailer was very close and the next thing we heard was a loud sound and the bus was completely damaged. I don’t know how many survived but I counted eight dead bodies on the floor,” he said.
Many others attributed the avoidable crash to the poor state of the road which has forced many motorists to ply one-way.
Men of the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army and the Federal Road Safety Corps were on ground to control traffic and avoid any breakdown of law.
Meanwhile, victims and deceased bodies have been rushed to Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, ESUT-Parklane.
Efforts to speak with the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on the incident were not successful as his phone was constantly busy.
He had yet to respond to a text message at the time of filing this report.
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