8 Die In Enugu Auto Crash

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The Enugu State Police Command has commenced investigation into the  death of no fewer than eight persons  in a fatal motor accident that took place in Enugu.

A statement from the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ebere  Amaraizu, said the accident, which  left many people injured,occurred at about 7:15 pm, along Enugu/Portharcourt Expressway near  University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku Ozalla Enugu.

According to him, the accident occurred when the driver  of a vehicle  with registration number,  AKWA IBOM KTD 58 LG, which was  conveying  people  believed to be coming from a pilgrimage centre at Ezeagu  Enugu state to Aba, Abia state lost control, forcing him to ram into a  bush.

He added that about eight persons including women and three children  died  while the driver and twelve others were seriously injured.

“It was gathered that the driver of the said vehicle  later identified  as one Kenneth Nwigwe  a native of Enugwu ukwu Anambra state  but  residing at Uratta ,Aba, Abia state while coming from Enugu axis of the  road and heading towards Portharcourt ,had  allegedly lost control and rammed into a bush  and tumbled leaving  about eight persons including women and three children dead on the  spot and the driver and twelve others with several degrees of  injuries.

“The injured are receiving treatment at the University of Nigeria  Teaching Hospital Ituku Ozalla while corpses of the Eight yet to be  identified victims are deposited at the hospital Mortuary of the
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku Ozalla Enugu for  identification and Autopsy as well as collection. he said

The Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force through its state traffic Unit have commenced a full scale investigations with a view to finding out the cause of the incident”

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