June 13, 2024

4 die in Enugu auto crash

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An accident along the Enugu-Onitsha federal highway at Ugwu Onyeama in Enugu State has claimed no fewer than four lives.

The tragic incident involved 10 vehicles, including private and commercial buses, and has left many others seriously injured.

Eyewitnesses attribute the crash to a Nigerian Army checkpoint, stating that a truck failed break and overran several vehicles and stopped on the hilly road.

The witness said bodies were scattered across the road and vehicles plunged into a nearby ditch.

“I saw a trailer plying the newly constructed lane fail  break and smashed over 10 cars, including  private and commercial buses,” the eyewitness said.

“The army checkpoint at that axis continues to claim lives. Over 25 persons lost their lives instantly and many were rushed to the hospital.”

FRSC sector commander, Adeyemi Sokunbi confirmed the incident, yesterday in Enugu.