Scores Die As Flood Sweeps Hummer Bus Into Culvert In Onitsha
An eighteen seater Hummer bus loaded with passengers was swept inside a culvert at Lagos park axis of Enugu-Onitsha express road following Sunday night downpour, killing seventeen out of eighteen passengers on board.
One survivor was rushed to Toronto hospital, Upper Iweka while rescue operation continued.
According to a road safety official involved in the rescue operation, the driver of the vehicle, Mr Joseph Okechukwu Anene was among those who died.
Speaking to the ABS, a Keke operator, Mr. Ifeanyi Peter, narrated how the woman who survived pleaded for the rescue of her husband who incidentally was the driver of the ill-fated bus.
The member representing Ogbaru One Constituency in Anambra state House of Assembly, Honourable Nobel Igwe who was at scene of the incident, said about eighteen people were in the bus and only two people were found while they are trying to break the culvert filled with debris to pull out others trapped.
Speaking on the incident, the Medical Director of Toronto Hospital, Onitsha, Dr. Emeka Eze, advised drivers to be perceptive to the nature of roads and routes noting that some portions of the road are bad and the environmental condition not conducive during rainy season.
Dr. Eze urged drivers to be exceedingly careful and reduce their speed as well as be observant while driving.
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