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Six killed, others injured as truck, bus collide in Ebonyi

Six persons have lost their lives and three others injured after truck and bus collided in a crash at Ndi-Uduma village, Oso Edda community, in the Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

It was gathered that the accident, which happened on Wednesday, involved a Mack truck conveying stones from Amasiri community, in the Afikpo North LGA of the state, and a Sienna minivan carrying passengers from the Okigwe LGA of Imo State.

According to PUNCH, a community source, Mr Sunday Ugbor, said the truck collided with the Sienna vehicle around the Ihere stream in the area.

“As I speak to you now, six persons have been confirmed dead and three persons are being moved to a hospital,” he added.

The Ebonyi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Anthony Okorie, who confirmed the tragedy said the vehicles had a head-on collision when the truck driver “impatiently drove and veered onto the lane of the driver of the Sienna minivan, on approaching the Amasiri Junction.”

Okorie stated that the drivers of the two vehicles survived the crash, while the corpses of the passengers were deposited in a mortuary.

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