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Tragedy As 16 Die In Enugu Auto Crash

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No fewer than sixteen passengers of a commercial bus perished yesterday when the bus rammed on the fence of Maduka University, Ekwegbe along the Enugu-Opi-Nsukka road, The Eastern Updates reports. 

On hitting the fence, the 18-seater bus went up in flames, roasting 16 of the occupants beyond recognition.

However, two of the passengers survived and are receiving treatment in a hospital.

Sixteen passengers of a commercial bus perished Tuesday evening when the bus rammed on the fence of Maduka University, Ekwegbe along the Enugu-Opi-Nsukka road.

The command in a statement by Daniel Ndukwe, the spokesman said: “The accident involved an 18-seater white-coloured Toyota Hummer bus with Bauchi State commercial registration number DAS 215 XA with an inscription “Masha Allah”, and said to be going at high speed; lost control and plunged onto the fence of Maduka University along the road.

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A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle, unfortunately burst into flames, burning beyond recognition, sixteen of the occupants. However, two of the passengers were rescued alive and taken to the hospital for medical attention by police officers, soldiers and public-spirited citizens, who immediately responded to the incident.

“Investigation revealed that the vehicle, loaded with edible vegetables, other food items, and luggages of the passengers, was heading towards Nsukka from the Enugu axis of the road.

However, the actual of take-off point and final destination of the vehicle had not been ascertained.

Nonetheless, their items have been recovered by the Igbo-Etiti Police Division.

In another report, Nigeria’s Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, has accused the presidential candidate of the Labor Party in last year’s election, Peter Obi of inciting the people of the South East (Igbo) against the Federal Government on the Lagos-Calabar coastal highway project.

Umahi made this allegation on Wednesday while speaking at the event organized to compensate the affected owners of demolished structures to create a pathway for the project in Lagos on Wednesday.

He maintained that Obi had been a critic since President Bola Tinubu’s administration embarked on the project, describing it as a “job-losing one and misplaced priority.”

The Eastern Updates recall that Obi had on Tuesday tweeted on his handle that Tinubu is creating more unemployment and destroying investments that paid taxes, as the Landmark Beach Resort, worth $200 million, was adversely affected.

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