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Nine Dead, 12 Injured In Motor Accident Along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway

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Accident Claimed Nine Lives In Enugu, Sunday Night

At least nine persons have been confirmed dead, while 12 have sustained injuries in an auto crash on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu State.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Enugu, SP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today.

Amaraizu noted that the incident happened on Sunday evening at 8 p.m.

He said that the accident occurred on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway in Awgu Local Government Area.

“The incident occurred when an articulated vehicle conveying a caterpillar and a 508 mini-bus had a head-on collision.

“The passengers of the mini-bus were believed to be worshipers,’’ he said.

Amaraizu said that the corpses of the nine persons had been deposited at mortuary of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu.

According to him, the 12 persons critically injured had been rushed to the UNTH for medical attention.

Source: Naija News

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