BREAKING: Trailer accident kill 18 at police checkpoint in Abia

On Thursday morning, a crash on the Umuahia-Enugu axis of the Port Harcourt Enugu Highway was believed to have killed 18 people.

According to reports, the tragedy occurred at a police checkpoint near Lokpanta in Abia State in the early hours of this morning.

An 18-seater commercial bus was at the checkpoint awaiting police clearance when a truck driver lost control and rammed into them killing the driver and all the passengers.

Mr Bananas Okereke, an eyewitness, told our reporter on a telephone that the bodies of victims still littered the scene at 8:20 am.

He said: “The road is blocked by protesting bus drivers and other motorists who are asking that the policemen who caused the accident be brought back to the scene.”

“Colleagues of the bus driver and other road users have taken over the road, demanding Justice for the victims. They vowed to remain there until Governor Alex Otti visits the scene.”

(The Nation)

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