April 24, 2024

All passengers die as bus plunge into mining pit


A fully bus loaded with 11 passengers on Saturday plunged into a mining pit at Enyigba Community of Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
It was gathered that the bus took off from the popular motor parks known as Ochu-Udo Motor Park, located along Afikpo Road in Abakaliki.
The deceased passengers have yet to be identified as at the time of filing this report.
Report has it that the occupants were returning home from Abakaliki before the bus fell into the mining pit.
The sad incident occurred at Enyigba community where mining activities are said to be on the increase. The driver on reaching the scene of the incident, lost control of the bus as it plunged into a mining pit filled with water.
According to an eyewitness, it was gathered that the occupants of the bus were still inside the mining pit at at the time of this report. “up till now, the bus is yet to be found inside the pit as a result of the water that covered the pit.”
Information such as the bus’s plate number among others are yet to be ascertained as authorities have been trying to locate the bus inside the mining pit.
Meanwhile, all efforts to reach the spokesperson of the Ebonyi police command, DSP Loveth Odah for confirmation at the time of filing this report was unsuccessful.

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