Tuesday, December 7

6 die, others in critical condition in Enugu accident

Six persons have lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Independence Layout Enugu in the evening hours of Thursday.

Three other persons are said to be in critical condition in an undisclosed hospital.

Eyewitness account claimed that the accident occurred when a Mercedes Benz Water Tanker, with registration no: EDA 166 XB, lost control due to brake failure, while descending the hill towards Nza Street by Bush Bar at the said location, and ran into parked tricycles.

He said that the crash resulted to immediate death of four female and two males persons at the scene of the accident.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Enugu State Command of NPF, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP) has confirmed the incident.

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He said that the lifeless bodies of the accident victims were taken to the hospital by police operatives where they were confirmed dead by doctors on duty.

Ndukwe said that their corpses have been deposited in the mortuary for preservation; while three others who sustained injuries, were also moved to the hospital and are responding to treatment.

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Meanwhile, the Enugu State Commissoner of Police, Abubakar Lawal (CP) has ommiserated with families of the deceased, while urging motorists to ensure vehicles are generally fit to ply the roads.

CP Abubakar Lawal has also ordered the State CID and the Motor Traffic Unit of the Command, to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal motor accident.

The CP urged on motorists to always maintain and ensure their vehicles are generally checked and certified fit to ply the roads, to avoid a repeat of such ugly incident.

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