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Tragic!! Ghastly Road Accident Claims 8 Lives On Ebonyi Road

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An accidentat Iyere Edda in Afikpo area of Ebonyi state has led to the death of eight people. Many passengers sustained varying degrees of injury in the accident. The accident is attributed to the driver of a commercial bus, EBOTRANS, who lost control. Eight people have been reportedly killed in an auto-crash, when the driver of a commercial bus, EBOTRANS, lost control and the vehicle somersaulted at Iyere Edda in Afikpo south local government area of Ebonyi state.

Scene of an accident New Telegraph reports that seven of the victims died on the spot while the remaining one died a few hours later in an hospital. Other passengers sustained varying degrees of injury. According to eyewitness Iheanacho Okam, who resides in the area, the bus was returning from Aba in Abia state when the accident occurred.

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Okam said: “The passengers who sustained injury were taken to an hospital at Ekoli Edda in the area while others were taken to the Owutu Edda general hospital for treatment. The corpses of dead ones were deposited at the morgue of the Owutu Edda general hospital.” Okam said officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) had not visited the scene except policemen who came in their patrol vans. In a related development. Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has warned Nigerian vehicle owners to install speed limiters in automobiles. Punch quotes Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi as saying that it has warned commercial vehicle operators against ignoring directives to install speed limiters in their vehicles.

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