Six die in Ebonyi auto crash


The Ebonyi Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of six persons in a road mishap that occurred on Friday at Ezzamgbo end of the Enugu–Abakaliki highway.

The Sector Commander, Mrs Stella Uchegbu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that two buses were involved in the accident.

According to Uchegbu, the command’s rescue team moved to the scene of the accident immediately they received a distress call on the incident.

She said: “28 persons, comprising 21 male and seven female passengers, were in the two buses but four male and two female occupants died on the spot.”

The FRSC boss added that nine passengers who sustained injuries were taken to the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA), Abakaliki for medical treatment.

She said that the remains of the dead passengers had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

She noted that the accident was due to “speed violation”.

Uchegbu said that one of the buses, marked ‘Peoples Choice’, was from Taraba, while the second was a Mitsubishi L300 bus.

She admonished motorists to obey traffic regulations at all times in order to curb road mishaps, especially during the ’ember months.’

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