By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Five people have been confirmed dead while 10 others were badly injured in a ghastly road accident that occurred along the Okigwe-Umuahia segment of the ever busy Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.
According to the Sector Commander, Imo State Command, Mr. Angus Ibezim, a Toyota Hiace commercial bus belonging to Abia Line Network with plate number XG 379 MUS, crashed into a Mack trailer, YA 356 KJA.
He blamed the crash on â€œroute and speed violationâ€ on the part of the Abia Line Network driver, adding that the victims were rushed to St. Anthonyâ€™s hospital, Obadu Road, Okigwe.
â€œI advise members of the public whose friends and relations travelled on Tuesday from Okigwe to Umuahia and have not returned to check the morgue of St. Anthonyâ€™s Hospital, Okigwe, where the deceased were deposited for identification and collection of their loved ones,â€ Ibezim pleaded.