Not less than 36 mourners have been feared dead, following an accident that occurred at Akaeze Development Centre in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The accident occurred at Akaeze bridge in Akaeze development centre.
Unconfirmed report has it that a 608 bus conveying 36 people coming from a burial ceremony in Ebony State lost control and plunged into Akaeze River. “After the burial ceremony in Ebonyi, the 608 bus conveying 36 persons going back to Enugu, while trying to overtake a trailer, the driver lost control and the bus jump into the River.”
Reports also have it that the incident occurred at about 5:45pm when the Mercedes Benz 608 bus conveying 36 persons going back after a burial ceremony in Ebonyi, while trying to overtake a trailer, the driver lost control and the bus veered into the River at Akaeze bridge in Akaeze development centre.
As at press time, only five persons in critical condition had been reportedly found and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Ebonyi Command, DSP Loveth Odah, who described the accident as ‘very unfortunate incident’, said.