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Two infants and four others including the nursing mothers of the said babies were among the casualties in a road accident that occurred at the Ibusa by-pass area of the Ughelli-Asaba highway in Delta State.
Six other passengers reportedly sustained varying degrees of injuries as a result of the crash which involved a commercial bus and a utility vehicle of one of the eateries in Asaba, the state capital.
According to eyewitness reports the accident occurred as a result of motorists using one section of the dual carriageway, as the other section was closed to traffic because of on-going rehabilitation work.
An eyewitness who spoke to correspondents said the fatal crash occurred at about 12 noon close to ADP Farms on the Ibusa axis, Oshimili North Local Government Area.
‘The accident involved a Rudina fast food vehicle, carrying provisions and a commercial bus carrying passengers.
‘Six persons died including two newborn babies while about six other persons were injured.
‘It occurred at the Ibusa bypass in Delta State close to ADP Farms, as a result of uncompleted road construction work. All vehicles are plying one way,’ the eyewitness narrated.
Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) in Delta State, Mr. Uchechukwu Wihioka confirmed the accident.
Wihioka however said four persons were confirmed dead as at the time of rescue operation.
He stated that the accident occurred as a result of wreckless driving on the part of the drivers.
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