Nine persons have been confirmed dead, while 12 persons sustained serious injuries in an auto crash which occurred along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu state on Sunday.
SP Ebere Amaraizu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Enugu state confirmed the incident saying the accident happened on Sunday evening at 8 p.m., on the Awgu Local Government Area axis, along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
“The incident occurred when an articulated vehicle conveying a caterpillar and a 508 mini-bus had a head-on collision. The passengers of the mini-bus were believed to be worshipers,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the corpses of the nine persons had been deposited at mortuary of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu. According to him, the 12 persons critically injured had been rushed to the UNTH for medical attention.