Scores feared dead as bus plunges into Ebonyi river

By AdvocateNews on 19/09/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,121


At least 36 persons are feared killed on Friday when a bus plunged into Akaeze River in Ebonyi State.

The accident was said to have occurred at Akaeze Development Centre in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Sources said a 608 bus conveying 36 people coming from a burial ceremony in Ebony State lost control and plunged into Akaeze River.

“After the burial ceremony in Ebonyi, the 608 bus conveying 36 persons going back to Enugu, while trying to overtake a trailer, the driver lost control and the bus jump into the River.”

The Coordinator of Akaeze Development Centre, Mr Sinbad said; “rescue has begun. There are a few dead bodies. I cannot fully confirm the situation now. One person is alive. We are looking for more people. We cannot ascertain the number of people.”

But, the spokesman of the Ebonyi State Police Command, DSP Loveth Odah said five persons have so far been rescued from the River as one of the victims died while receiving treatment in the Hospital.

“The Victims are receiving treatment at St Denis hospital, Akaeze”.

Posted 19/09/2020 11:04:42 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Two dead, 200 houses destroyed as flood wrecks...

Shield yourselves against COVID-19, Gov Obiano tells Anambra...

Professor, 11 others arraigned for alleged fraud

We have not designated any person as Governor’s...

As PDP Decides: “A Candidate Who Will Restructure...

Police IG orders withdrawals of escorts from Emeka...

Nnamani wins again as Court dismisses Ezeh's suit...

N11tn stolen under Buhari’s watch – PDP

Army warns saboteurs of war against terrorism

Atiku seeks probe of allegation linking Buhari’s family...

EFCC officials storm Kaduna Development Agency, arrest DG...

Threats by Niger Delta Avengers to atack Oil...

 

Latest News 2023: Return secretariat to PDP, Atiku advises Umahi Fayemi’s Ex-SSG emerges Ekiti APC Governorship Candidate Man arrested for advertising fake eggs on social media Ikoyi Building Collapse: All victims died before rescue operations began – LASEMA NIPOST launches banking platform, e-debit card Randy man, 37, bags life imprisonment for raping 13-year-old girl sent on errand Mortuary for kidnapped victims uncovered in Rivers State Tension as soldier kills revenue agent at Onitsha bridgehead Man impregnates 14-year-old daughter in Bayelsa Six buried alive in Cross River Biafra: BnL slams Dokubo over anti-IPOB broadcast My 2023 presidential aspiration not informed by regional considerations, says Anyim

 

Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (266,392 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (266,391 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (266,391 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (266,391 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (266,391 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (266,390 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (266,390 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (266,390 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (259,249 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (258,097 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (200,074 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (198,467 views)

 

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (21) NEWS (7,900) FAITH (158) POLITICS (499) SOCIETY (133) SPORTS (62) BUSINESS (376) HEALTH (60) EDUCATION (51) ENTERTAINMENT (58) INTERNATIONAL (188) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (42)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.