In an Enugu tragic multiple accident, an unknown number of people were reportedly killed, while many others were injured to varying degrees.
The accident happened at Ugwu Onyeama Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Tuesday, 11th July around 9am.
The ugly incident occurred when a tanker carrying inflammable product had a head on collision with trailer carrying cement and the crash affected other vehicles.
A fully loaded GUO bus travelling to Lagos from Ebonyi State, a private car with parents and their young son and an unmarked bus, were also involved in the crash.
Barr. Ifeanyi Ossai, the deputy governor of Enugu State, who went on the scene for an on-the-spot assessment, also paid visits to the hospitals where the injured victims were brought.
Barr. Ossai expressed gratitude to the hospitals for their rapid treatment of the victims, as well as the first responders for their efforts to reduce the number of casualties.
“We went to a private clinic on 9th Mile, where a large number of our citizens are being treated, and we’re also here at the orthopaedic hospital, where some of the victims are being treated.”
“We’re also grateful to the doctors for their prompt interventions because I’m sure we would have suffered more losses if they hadn’t intervened.” We’re also grateful to the first responders, the military, Road Safety Corps, fire service, DSS, and police, as well as all the institutions who arrived and acted quickly to guarantee we didn’t lose more people than we did.”
Meanwhile, the deputy governor of Enugu State has stated that the government will aid the injured in their medical treatment.
He also emphasized the importance of strengthening the organizations in charge of keeping roads safe because some incidents are avoidable, as well as the importance of regular car maintenance and driver training programs.