No fewer than nine persons were confirmed dead, while 12 persons sustained injuries in a fatal auto crash on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu.
SP Ebere Amaraizu, The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Enugu, confirmed the incident on Monday.
Amaraizu noted that the incident occurred on Sunday evening at 8:00 P.M., on the Awgu Local Government Area, along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
“The incident occurred when an articulated vehicle conveying a caterpillar and a 508 mini-bus had a head-on collision.
“The passengers of the mini-bus were believed to be worshipers,’’ he said.
Amaraizu stated that the corpses of the nine persons had been deposited at the morgue of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu.
According to him, the 12 persons critically injured had been rushed to the UNTH for medical attention.