Over 10 persons feared dead in Enugu mishap


No fewer than 10 persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal accident which occurred at CBN bus stop, along the dilapidated Enugu-Onitsha expressway.

The Trumpet who visited the scene of the ugly incident said dead bodies were littered everywhere while passers-by made frantic efforts to take both the dead bodies and the survivors to a nearby hospital.

The accident occurred at about 8:45 am on Thursday when an 18-seater bus with Enugu registration number, XL884 ENU ran into an incoming trailer carrying bags of cement.

An eyewitness who spoke with our correspondent said the vehicle, which was loaded from Abakpa, in Enugu East local government was heading to New Market Road when the fatal accident occurred.

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“The driver whose name we learnt is Simeon was coming from Abakpa and made attempt to overtake another vehicle in his front that was emitting too much carbon monoxide.

“As he made 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 over 8 dead bodies on the floor,” the eyewitness who gave his name as Chukwudi said.

Many others attributed the avoidable crash to the poor state of the road which has forced many Motorists to ply one-way.

The police, army and Road Safety Personnel were already on ground to control traffic and avoid any breakdown of law and order when our reporter visited.

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