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Eight persons die in Enugu accidents

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Eight persons were killed yesterday in a multiple road accident that occurred at Oji River, Enugu State.

An eight-month old baby was among the dead, while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The Guardian leant that the accident involved three vehicles, an articulated truck and two fully loaded Mitsubishi buses heading toward Onitsha, Anambra State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the tragic incident.

He said the baby died at the hospital during medical attention, adding that the identities of the deceased passengers were yet to be ascertained.

He gave the registration number of the articulated vehicle as LA 31 XA, Mitsubishi bus XE911 JJT, and another Mitsubishi bus with registration number FGG 233 XG.

Amaraizu explained that the truck rammed into the buses, killing and injuring the passengers.

He stated that the Police command has commenced investigation into the accident, to ascertain its cause.

He urged members of the public, whose relations travelled to the Oji River axis and are yet to return to check the mortuary.

The police spokesman added that other passengers who sustained injuries were rushed to the Salvation and Faith hospital in Oji River for treatment.

He added that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue in Oji River General Hospital.


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