Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
No fewer than eight passengers were Saturday crushed to death in a ghastly road accident in Umunya, Odumodu Junction, in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Ikengaonline learned that the accident occurred as a result of over-speeding; and involved two trailer trucks, one Sienna bus, one black Toyota car, all of which were badly damaged.
A commercial motorcyclist who claimed he was close to the scene of the accident said one of the trucks involved, lost its breaks while traveling from Onitsha to Enugu.
“I was waiting for passengers when I suddenly saw a trailer coming from Onitsha with full speed. Immediately it got closer, the driver couldn’t hold the break thereby ramming into an oncoming trailer and a bus loaded with passengers,” he said.
One of the survivors who was too dazed to speak was quoted as saying that their vehicle was on its way to Enugu when suddenly she heard a big bang and all she could remember was blood, passengers and their traveling bags littered everywhere.
Some of the injured passengers were said to have been moved to a hospital, while the corpses of the dead among them were also deposited in an undisclosed hospital.