Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
A fatal motor accident involving a truck and a fully-loaded mini-bus has killed four persons along Akabo-Okigwe Road in Imo State.
An eyewitness who spoke with Ikengaonline said the mini-bus driver who was a woman and three passengers died on the spot while others sustained various degrees of injuries.
He said the mini-bus driver was trying to overtake the truck when it collided with the heavy duty truck from behind and ran into the bush.
He also confirmed that two other vehicles were affected by the rolling mini-bus but passengers in those vehicles did not sustain any injury.
“The mini-bus was fully loaded and the driver, on trying to overtake the truck going to Owerri axis, hit it from behind and tumbled into the bush,” he narrated.
“Four persons including the woman-driver died instantly and others sustained severe injuries. One had his head severed off. The man is from Amatta in Ikeduru.”
“It was later that night that an unidentified mob stormed the accident scene and set the truck on fire. It was terrible.”
Our reporter gathered that the vehicles involved in the accident had been towed by the police to their station for further investigation, while the burnt truck remained on the road as at the time of this report.