Wedding guests were involved in a ghastly motor accident in Umuahia.
Eleven guests returning from a wedding at Osah in Umuahia died in a ghastly motor accident. Their vehicle got involved in a head-on collision with a truck carrying fertilizer.
The ghastly accident allegedly occurred at 9pm at Umuahia, Abia State. A Mercedes Benz 608, with registration number XM 935 KJA, collided with a truck marked KUJ 824XB, which was fully loaded with fertilizer.
The driver of the truck allegedly disappeared when the accident occurred. However the driver of the bus narrowly escaped the accident.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) rushed to the scene to for rescue operations and to clear the road as the two vehicles blocked the highway.
Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwosi, the FRSC Sector Public Education Officer in the state, disclosed that a towing truck had to be brought from Aba to clear the wreckage.
We first rushed a total of 26 persons to the Federal Medical Centre for treatment before making arrangement to move the dead bodies to the morgue.
We were there throughout the night with the police to avoid more crashes until this morning, when we had made sure that we had cleared the wreckage from the road,”
He advised drivers to be more careful and to watch their speed while driving, especially at night. He also consoled the family of the deceased wedding guests.