16 Passengers Confirmed Dead in Enugu Road Accident.

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At least sixteen (16) passengers have been confirmed dead in a lone fatal motor accident on the Ekwegbe road along the Enugu-Opi-Nsukka road in Enugu state.

According to a statement by the police public relations officer, Enugu state command, state headquarters, DSP Daniel Ndukwe on Tuesday, the accident occurred at around 5:20 p.m.

Giving a breakdown, he said the victims include 14 males, and two females, who, according to him, were burnt beyond recognition.

Explaining further, Ndukwe said the accident involving an 18-seater white-coloured Toyota hummer bus with a Bauchi state commercial registration number of DAS 215 XA.

“A preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle, loaded with edible vegetables, other food items, and the luggage of the passengers, was heading towards Nsukka from the Enugu axis of the road. However, the actual point of take-off and final destination of the vehicle has not been ascertained. Nonetheless, the items have been recovered by the Igbo-Etiti Police Division,” the statement read.

The state commissioner of police CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, visited the scene of the accident and commiserated with the families of the victims, describing the incident as “sad”.

The CP further called on individuals who could help in identifying the victims or with information to trace the family members of the deceased, to come forward with such information. Alternatively, call 08098880172 or 08086671202, or send emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com.

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