11 burn beyond recognition, 3 hospitalised in Ebonyi auto crash

By AdvocateNews on 09/02/2021

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Eleven persons Monday morning burnt beyond recognition in a lone accident on the Afikpo – Okigwe Expressway by Ayaragu in Ivo  local government area of Ebonyi state.

The deceased persons were said to have been traveling from Umuahia to Abakaliki when the tyre of the 18-seater bus conveying them had a burst and surmasulted.

The mass transit that was said to have been of Abia Line Network Company Ltd with registration number MUS938XA had about 14 passengers on board, while 11 died, 3 who were hospitalised  had 2 discharged, remaining 1 person in the hospital. 

The vehicle which surmasulted was said to have caught fire on the air before landing and burnt eleven passengers, including the driver, beyond recognition.

Confirming the report, Ebonyi state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah called on road users to ensure their vehicles are in good condition before plying the road. 

She said, “It is an unfortunate incident this morning when the DPO of Ivo Division called on the Commissioner of Police that there was a fatal motor accident that occurred along Afikpo/Okigwe Expressway by Ayaragu in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state involving  an 18-seater bus Abia Line Network Company Ltd with registration number MUS938XA conveying about 14 passengers on board.

“According to an eyewitness, on reaching the said area, one of the tyres burst and the vehicle surmasulted and landed on the ground. Before it could reach down according to the eyewitness, it had already caught fire.

“So, the fire burnt about eleven of the passengers beyond recognition. Three survived, one is in the General Hospital Ishiagu while two have been discharged but the driver died at the spot.

“The manifest we saw in the vehicle is that of yesterday, 7/2/2021. The question is, did they load the vehicle yesterday or the manifest was faked to deceive the police and other security agencies on the road?”

Posted 09/02/2021 06:23:06 AM

 

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