passengers were killed in an auto crash in Delta State while an
official of the Federal Road Safety Corps was crushed to death at the
foot of the Niger Bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State on Tuesday.
Delta State auto crash involved a commercial bus which crashed into the
Itakpe-Aladja railway line while crossing a bridge near Agbor killing
the eight passengers while seven others sustained life-threatening
details of the accident, an eyewitness said the deceased included six
males and two females while a toddler was among the seven victims who
sustained varying degrees of injury.
to Punch, the source added that the driver of the bus with registration
number BMA 524 XA lost control while crossing the bridge resulting in
the fatal crash.
The commercial bus was said to be heading towards Asaba when the accident occurred.
was learnt that officials of the FRSC joined other sympathisers to
rescue the injured victims, who were rushed to a private clinic for
medical attention while the corpses of the deceased were deposited at a
mortuary in Agbor.
The Delta State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr. Rindom Kumven, confirmed the accident to The PUNCH when contacted on Tuesday.
He said the injured had been rushed to the hospital.
Anambra State accident happened when a commercial bus driver who was
identified by the police as Obiekezie Okonkwo lost control and crushed
an officer of the FRSC to death.
Okonkwo is now in police custody at the Fegge Divisional Headquarters, Onitsha.
was driving a Toyota Hiace with Registration No. ATN 466 ZK when he
allegedly lost control of the vehicle as a result of brake failure and
knocked down the 32-year-old FRSC official, Ojukwu Noble.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said the accident occurred at the foot of the Niger Bridge in the Onitsha .
said, “Efforts to revive Ojukwu at a nearby hospital proved abortive as
the medical experts confirmed him dead, few hours after he was rushed
to the hospital.”
the incident, the Divisional Police Officer at Fegge, Rabiu Garba, a
Superintendent of Police, said the driver would soon be charged to court
also confirmed that the driver was being detained at the station, while
his vehicle had been taken to the premises of the Onitsha Unit Command
of the FRSC.