One dead, 11 unconscious in Enugu accident

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It was gathered that the Police in Enugu on Thursday said one person died and 11 others lost unconsciousness in an accident that occurred along the Ezeagu community axis of Onitsha-Enugu Expressway.

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the accident happened at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Amaraizu said that the police had yet to identify and contact the relations or friends of the victims.

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He appealed to members of the public to report to the police any missing person or someone that undertook a journey through the Onitsha-Enugu road that had not returned home.

“The accident involved an empty luxurious bus and a mass transit company mini-bus loaded with passengers coming from Enugu.

“It was gathered that both vehicles collided while plying one way which left one person in the mini-bus dead while eleven others are in critical condition.

“Police intervention saw the conveyance of the injured persons to Ekochin Hospital 9th Mile Corner, Ngwo, near Enugu,’’ he said.

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Amaraizu said that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at Our Saviour Hospital Mortuary, 9th Mile Corner, Ngwo, near Enugu.

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