A ghastly motor accident which occurred in the early hours of yesterday along Ibusa/Asaba Expressway claimed the lives of 14 persons, leaving others seriously injured.
The accident had a tipper in a head on collision with an 18-seater commercial bus. Eyewitnesses said a woman and her two-year-old baby died on the spot.
The driver of the bus, who also died on the spot, was said to be drunk and over speeding when he lost control as a passenger challenged him. He collided with the tipper with registration number XB 343 NSA. The bus was returning from to Asaba from Ibusa.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Asaba, who were at the scene, warned drivers to observe traffic rules.
Delta State Police spokesman, ASP Charles Muka, could not be reached for comments as his cell phone was switched off when our correspondent called.
Meanwhile, panic has gripped the Hausa community in Asaba over the continued Boko Haram attacks in the north.
Some members of the Hausa community in Asaba, who spoke to LEADERSHIP said they fear reprisals as the Boko Haram attacks continue against mostly southerners living in the north.
But the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command Mammam Ibrahim Tsafe, while briefing journalists in Asaba, allayed the fears of the residents, adding that the police would do everything possible to ensure Boko Haram issue would not come into Delta.