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Couple, 2 children die in auto crash

A couple with two of their children have been reportedly killed in a multiple auto crash  involving a crude oil tanker, an SUV, a Hiace bus and a fully-loaded truck, which occurred on Tuesday along Ninth Mile-Ugwu Onyeama Road of Enugu State

Penpushing reports that an eyewitness account has it that two other persons also died in the accident, and that some of the survivors were taken to the Our Saviour Medical Centre, the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu and the Enugu State University of Technology Teaching Hospital, for treatment.

The source added that the crude oil tanker had a head-on collision with the truck carrying cement, and during that crash the SUV, consequently, rammed into the truck during the crash, while the oil tanker smashed the Hiace bus.

Penpushing further reports that as at the time of this report the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ossai, was said to have visited the scene and the hospitals, explaining that he rushed to see the victims on receipt of information about the accident.

The Deputy Governor said the cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, explaining that the state government was awaiting a report from relevant institutions responsible for such matters.

‘Unfortunately, we lost some lives while a couple of our people were injured. We are also grateful to the security agencies who came and effected the immediate rescue,” the Deputy Governor stated.

Penpushing also reports that Ossai assured that the state government would support those who were injured for their treatment and post-treatment rehabilitation, adding that the authorities would work with institutions such as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and others to encourage road users to minimise the incidence of road accidents, saying most of them were avoidable.

The Medical Director of Our Saviour Medical Centre, Emma Ngwu, said it was a ghastly accident with a lot of fatalities, explaining that 14 survivors were brought to the hospital while six bodies were deposited in the hospital’s morgue.

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