8th August, 2015
No fewer than 15 persons died in Thursday auto crashed, that occurred at Ubulu Okiti junction in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta, an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said.
Mr Rindom Kumven, Delta Sector Commander of FRSC, disclosed this on Saturday in Asaba in an interview with NAN.
He said that a bus, marked DT 266 B28, enroute Asaba-Abraka, was trying to avoid a head on collision with an articulated vehicle when the accident occurred.
The sector commander said that the articulated vehicle was also trying to tow a broken down truck loaded with iron rods at the time of the incident.
He said that the driver of the bus, on sighting the barrier ahead, attempted to swerve to the other side of the road, but lost control in the process, as he ran into the articulated vehicle.
Kumven said that 14 persons died on the spot, while the FRSC officials rescued two others and took them to Mother and Child Hospital at Issele-Uku.
The sector commander, however, said that one of them later died and the other had since been discharged.