Nothing less than 10 persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal motor accident along Ikot Ekpene- Aba road Aba, Abia state.
According to reports, a speeding Mack truck with license no SAG 115 XA carrying chippings at Ogbor Hill Bridge lost control of his vehicle before crashing into a commercial bus with license no EZA 376 YF, another car in motion, a commercial tricycle and pedestrians on the bridge.
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The Mack truck was said to be travelling into Aba when the accident happened. The commercial bus was hit into a waterside along the bridge.
An eyewitness said the driver and conductor of the truck took to their heels to avoid being lynched by the angry crowd.
He added; “The man was coming down the bridge with speed and in the process, lost control of his vehicle. The bus, some keke were here loading their passengers before the accident. The car down the bridge was hit by the truck and the car destroyed the rail before landing in there. I am afraid if there was any passenger inside that car that survived. Another private car was also affected by the accident and I don’t think the passengers survived.
“The people affected were about 20 or more about 10 persons died. Many people sustained injuries because it happened during the rush hour when the road is always busy with vehicular activities.”
However, a staff of the FRSC Aba who crave anonymity gave the number of people involved in the accident as 21; 8 females and 13 males.
He added that the injured persons were receiving medical attention in one of the private hospitals along the Aba-Ikot Ekpene Expressway.