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18 Perish in Imo Auto crash 

 George Onyejiuwa, Onyejiuwa 

Not fewer than 18 persons  perished on  Monday in an auto which occurred at Mbutu Okahia, Umuhu community in Ngor Okpala council area. 

The road mishap  which occurred at about 1.30pm when the  front tyre of the commuter  Hummer  bus which conveying passengers from Aba to Owerri burst.

It was learnt that  the bus which was  on top  speed  had somersaulted four times following the burst of the front tyre  before landing with to  a halt,  leaving all occupants dead.

One of the sources from the community who witnessed the unfortunate incident said , “We were inside our house when we heard the noise of a burst tyre. Immediately, we heard noises of  people crying  and within 45 seconds, the noise died down.

“Some children ran into the house here to tell us that there was accident. As we ran out to see it, it turned out that the vehicle was squeezed beyond recognition with all passengers still trapped inside it and dead.

“I think what caused the accident is bad tyre and over speeding”, the source said.

The sources further disclosed that officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps  who are stationed at Mbutu Okahia Umuhu along the Owerri – Aba road  evacuated the remains of the passengers to the morgue.

A senior official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, who confirmed the incident to Journalists on condition of anonymity, said it was only the unit commander at Ngor Okpala that could give more details of the incident.

Hajiya Mohammad
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