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JUST IN: Trailer crushes 18 travellers to death in Abia

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Over 18 travellers were crushed to death in a horrific crash on the Umuahia-Enugu axis of the Port Harcourt-Enugu Highway on Thursday morning.

This medium gathered that an 18-seater commercial bus was waiting for police clearance at a checkpoint, when it was unfortunately smashed by a truck whose driver lost control, resulting in the tragic loss of lives of both the driver and passengers.

Eyewitnesses, including one Mr Bananas Okereke according to the nation, recounted the gory scene, with bodies of victims strewn across the accident site hours after the collision.

The gravity of the situation was further aggravated as protesting bus drivers and motorists blocked the road, demanding justice for the victims and accountability from the authorities.

Okereke said, “The road is blocked by protesting bus drivers and other motorists who are asking that the policemen who caused the accident be brought back to the scene.”

He added that colleagues of the bus driver and concerned citizens have rallied together, refusing to disperse until Governor Alex Otti visits the scene to address their grievances.

 

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