A black weekend in Aba, Abia State, as over 10 persons were reported dead in an Auto Accident

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It was indeed a black weekend for residents of Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State as over 10 persons were reported dead in a ghastly auto accident that occurred on the Ikot-Ekpene-Aba road, popularly known as Ogbor Hill.

The accident which was allegedly caused by a truck carry chippings and was heading into Aba also left many commuters and commercial bus drivers injured leaving people to wail uncontrollably.

The incident attracted crowd and as well caused heavy traffic jam on the expressway, leaving men and Personnel of Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, and Nigeria Police Force with much work of ensuring that there was free flow of human and vehicular movement on the road.

When Magic Fm visited the scene of the accident, the Mack truck, was still at the Waterside Bridge while the commercial bus which was hit by the truck was still trapped beside the Waterside River.

An eyewitness who narrated the incident blamed the truck driver for recklessness, stressing that they suspected that the driver who was descending the Ogbor Hill Bridge on a high speed lost control of his vehicle before crashing into the commercial bus and another car in motion, a commercial tricycle and pedestrians on the bridge.

The eyewitness said the whereabouts of the truck driver and his conductor were unknown, stressing that they could have abandoned their truck and took to their heels.

However, a staff of the FRSC Aba, who crave anonymity gave the number of people involved in the accident as 21;  8 females and 13 males.

BY TONY

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