Eight perish as two vehicles plunge into river in Warri (photo)


Eight persons have been confirmed dead after two vehicles, – a  Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a commercial bus, rammed into each other and plunged into a river along the ever busy NPA Expressway in Warri, Delta state yesterday December 29th.

The source explained that the two vehicles were on the same lane of the dual carriage way around the Ekpan community axis of the expressway when the unfortunate incident happened. Eyewitnesses say the commercial bus was parked on the side of the road to pick a passenger when the SUV rammed into it and both plunged into the river with the eight persons on board.

“The bus was picking a passenger around that spot when the Jeep (SUV) on high speed ran into it and pushed the bus and itself into the river. Eight bodies were recovered from the wreckage inside the water. It took the intervention of sympathisers as well as men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ekpan Divisional Headquarters to recover the corpses and evacuate the vehicles from the scene of incident,” an eyewitness said.


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