PIC.1. ACCIDENT SCENE ON KUBWA EXPRESS WAY IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY(5/5/16). 3372/5/5/2016/HB/CH/NAN

Multiple road accident involving heavy trucks and other vehicles occurred yesterday at 9th Mile Corner Ngwo, Enugu, Enugu State. The incident occurred around 11 am in the morning.
It was gathered that a trailer lorry belonging to 7up Bottling Company broke down in front of their brewery along 9th Mile – Makurdi Road while trying to reverse.
This caused a lot of obstruction to other road users that forced other smaller vehicles to make a deture or meander through the little space left.
While the incident attracted long queue, another trailer suspected to be Dangote truck carrying cement, alleged had break failure and rammed into other stationary vehicles.
It was also gathered that many passengers in the commuter buses involved in the accident were seriously injured and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
At the time of filing this report, it could not be ascertained if any death has been recorded.
The police public relations officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, could not confirm the casualty either, but said that his men have been sent to the scene while effort is being made to inform the Road Safety Corps about the incident.
“They will soon clear the vehicles involved in the accident. We have sent some men and they are yet to bring us the number of casualties.,” he said.


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