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  • Updated: May 19, 2024

Imo: Seven feared dead in road crash

Imo: Seven feared dead in road crash

In Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Saturday, tragedy struck as a trailer lost control and collided with three minibuses,  claiming the lives of seven individuals.

According to The PUNCH, the truck hit about 20 persons at the Imo State University junction in Owerri after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The incident occurred around 7 pm on Saturday night.

Sources said the heavy-duty truck was driving against traffic and eventually rammed into three minibusses with nine passengers each including the drivers.

Some of the victims were rushed to the Federal University of Technology Hospital Owerri for treatment, while seven others confirmed dead had been deposited at the morgue.

An eyewitness who gave his name as Emeka noted that the buses were hit in quick succession because they were driving close to each other.

A crowd subsequently besieged FUTHO to look for their relatives.

Gridlock took over the busy Okigwe Road as people rushed to the accident scene while the affected vehicles were blocking a major part of the road.

The police spokesperson, ASP Henry Okoye, was yet to react on the incident

 

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