8 people dead as 2 vehicles plunge into river in Warri
No fewer than eight persons were feared killed yesterday afternoon when two vehicles rammed each other into a river in Warri, Delta State.
Eyewitness accounts claim the two vehicles were moving on the same lane of the dual carriageway, around the Ekpan community axis of the expressway when the accident happened.
The Nation gathered that one of the two vehicles, a sports utility vehicle (SUV), rammed into a commercial bus, which was reportedly stopped on the side of the road to pick a passenger, plunging the two vehicles and all the eight persons aboard into the river
“The bus was picking a passenger when the SUV rammed into it and pushed the bus into the river. The SUV also fell into the river almost immediately. 8 bodies were recovered from the water afterwards,” an eyewitness narrated.
It took the intervention of sympathisers as well as officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force from Ekpan Divisional Headquarters, to recover the corpses and evacuated the vehicles from the scene of the incident.
When reached for confirmation and comments, the spokesman of the Delta State police command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said he was yet to get a situation report on the development, although he has been informed about it. “Yes, I have heard about it, but I am yet to get a situation report from the new Ekpan DPO. We will have to talk later,” Aniamaka said.