Sorrow struck residents of Ivo local government area in Ebonyi state on Friday night, September 18, after a bus conveying 32 church members to a burial, plunged into Akaeze-Ukwu River in the local government area.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Loveth Odah, has confirmed the incident to media men. Odah said 14 bodies comprising of 7 males & 7 females have so far been recovered while efforts are being made to recover the rest.
Odah said among the five victims rescued was Mr Nwaonu Chinedu who is the driver of the said 608 coaster vehicle with Reg no. UKP 78 XA. The driver is said to be a native of IKWO LGA of the State. She said one of the deceased person was a female whose body was recovered shortly after she died & she’s yet to be identified.
“The female victim was confirmed dead by a medical Doctor on arrival at Dennis Hospital Akaeke in the Area” Said Odah
Speaking with the press,The driver narrated that he conveyed 32 members of the Christ Peculiar Church of Nigeria Enugu State branch to attend a burial ceremony at Nguzu Edda in Afikpo South LGA of the State.
The recovered bodies have deposited at Martha Memorial hospital mortuary AFIKPO preservation & the vehicle has also been restored’said the Spoke person of the Police Command.
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