Several Crushed to Death at police Checkpoint in Abia


At least 18 travelers were killed in a crash on the Umuahia-Enugu stretch of the Port Harcourt-Enugu Highway early Thursday morning.

The accident occurred at a police checkpoint near the Lokpanta area of Abia State. An 18-seater commercial bus was waiting for police clearance when a truck driver lost control and crash into the bus, killing the driver and all passengers on board.

According to The Nation, eyewitness Bananas Okereke reported that as of 8:20 am, the victims’ bodies were still scattered at the scene.

According to him;

”the road is blocked by protesting bus drivers and other motorists who are asking that the policemen who caused the accident be brought back to the scene.”

”Colleagues of the bus driver and other road users gave taken over the road, demanding Justice for the victims. They vowed to remain there until Governor Alex Otti visits the scene.”

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