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8 Confirmed Dead In Ghastly Anambra Road Accident

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No fewer than eight passengers have been confirmed dead following a road accident in Umunya, Odumodu Junction in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. 

Overspeeding is thought to be what caused the collision, which involved two trailers, a substantially damaged Jetta Sienna bus, and a black Toyota automobile.

One of the implicated trucks, according to an eyewitness who identified himself as Mr. Kenechukwu, lost its brake while being driven from Onitsha to Enugu.

He said: ‘I was waiting for passengers when I suddenly saw a trailer coming from Onitsha with full speed. Immediately it got closer, the driver couldn’t hold the brake, thereby ramming into an oncoming trailer and a bus loaded with passengers.’

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One of the survivors, who was too dazed to speak, was quoted as saying that their vehicle was on its way to Enugu when suddenly she heard a big bang, and all she could remember was blood, passengers, and their travelling bags littered everywhere.

Some of the injured passengers were said to have been moved to a hospital, while the corpses of the dead among them were deposited in an undisclosed hospital.

The Enugu State Government has suspended all task forces responsible for regulating commercial tricycles, popularly known as Keke, until a subsequent directive is given.

Mr. Ogbonna Idike, the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Transport, made the announcement on Saturday in Enugu following a meeting with the executives and members of the commercial tricycle union.

The ministry convened the meeting in light of a peaceful protest organized by a faction of the tricycle union yesterday, highlighting incidents of harassment and extortion by tricycle taskforce members in the Enugu metropolis.

Idike clarified that the dissolution applies to all task forces, whether legally or unlawfully constituted, responsible for regulating tricycle operators, and it will be implemented without delay.

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