Many Nigerians feared dead as bus plunges into river

Over 30 persons are feared dead in a road accident along Akaeze-Ishiagu highway in Akaeze Development Centre, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The incident occurred on Friday at about 5:45pm.

The bus conveying the passengers reportedly plunged into a river near a bridge along the road.

A source from the area said that the accident occurred when an Enugu-bound bus conveying people returning from a burial ceremony in Ebonyi State attempted to overtake a trailer just before a bridge in the area.

The driver of the bus was said to have lost control of the vehicle and veered off into the river and got submerged immediately.

‘’An accident just occurred at Akaeze Development Centre. A 608 bus carrying 36 persons returning from a burial in Ebonyi heading to Enugu while trying to overtake a trailer, the driver lost control and the bus jumped into the river. Up till now, more than 20 minutes after the incident none of them has been found,’’ the source said.

The police spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident describing it as a “very unfortunate incident.”

She, however, disclosed that about five persons had so far been rescued from the river, adding that efforts were on to rescue others.

 

 

– Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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