March 9 2023

10 die in auto clash along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway

At least 10 persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal motor accident at CBN Bus Stop, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in Enugu State.

According to eyewitness 18-seater vehicle with registration number, XL884 ENU, collided with a moving heavy-duty truck loaded with bags of cement.

“The driver, 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 witness said.

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway has been in worst state for years, a situation which compelled road users to ply only one lane.

Posted March 9, 2023 by Admin in category "Inside 042

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