No fewer than nine persons were confirmed dead, while 12 persons sustained injuries in an auto crash on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Enugu, SP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.
Amaraizu stated that the incident happened on Sunday evening at 8 p.m along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway in Awgu Local Government Area.
“The incident occurred when an articulated vehicle conveying a caterpillar and a 508 mini-bus had a head-on collision.
“The passengers of the mini-bus were believed to be worshipers.
“12 persons critically injured had been rushed to the UNTH for medical attention,’’ he said.
Amaraizu added that the corpses of the nine persons had been deposited at a mortuary in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu.