15 die in Delta auto crash


AccidentAt least 15 people died Thursday in an auto crash at Ubulu Okiti junction in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said.

Rindom Kumven, Delta Sector Commander of FRSC, disclosed this on Saturday in Asaba in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said the accident occurred when a bus, marked DT 266 B28, enroute Asaba-Abraka, was trying to avoid a head on collision with a truck.

The sector commander said at the time of the accident, the truck was trying to tow another articulated vehicle, loaded with iron, which had broken down.

He said the driver of the bus, on sighting the barrier ahead, attempted to swerve to the other side of the road, but lost control in the process, as he ran into the truck.

Kumven said 14 persons died on the spot, while FRSC officials rescued two others and took them to Mother and Child Hospital at Issele-Uku.

The sector commander, however, said that one of them later died and the other had since been discharged.

(NAN)


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