Six Persons Perish In Enugu-Abakaliki Road Accident
The Ebonyi State 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.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mrs Stella Uchegbu, FRSC Sector Commander in Ebonyi, said that two buses were involved in the accident.
According to her, the command’s rescue team moved to the scene of the accident immediately they received a distress call about 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 said that nine passengers who sustained injuries were taken to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki for medical treatment.
She said that the remains of the dead passengers were deposited at the hospital’s morgue, as she attributed the accident to “speed violation,” adding that the two vehicles had a head-on collision.
Uchegbu said that one of the buses, marked ‘Peoples Choice’, was from Taraba, while the second was a Mitsubishi L300 bus.
The FRSC boss also appealed with road users to obey traffic regulations at all times in order to curb road mishaps, especially during the ’ember months.’