The Federal Road Safety Corps in Ebonyi has confirmed the death of 12 passengers in a road traffic accident yesterday, Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
The Sector Commander, Uche Chukwurah told newsmen in Abakaliki that the accident occurred at the Ezillo end of the Enugu-Abakaliki-Ogoja highway.
Chukwurah said that the accident involved a white-coloured Ford shuttle bus and a pink-coloured articulated vehicle.
“The registration number of the shuttle bus is EBJ 350 XA while the articulated vehicle has no registration number.
“Fourteen persons were involved in the accident with 12 dead and two seriously injured.
“The dead persons consist of 10 males and two females, and the accident occurred at about 10. am,” she said.
The sector commander added that the injured passengers were evacuated to Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki for treatment.
“The FRSC commiserates with the families of the dead and prays for the repose of their souls.
“We urge motorists to realise that life has no duplicate and drive to stay alive,” she said.
An eyewitness, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on the condition of anonymity, said that the vehicles collided while on high speed.
It would be recalled that over 80 persons have been reported dead in last 2 weeks in different parts of the country. This number is aside those that have not been reported.