In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 20th, September, 2020

Heartbreaking! 14 Useless Our bodies Recovered From Ebonyi River After Horrific Accident

Heartbreaking! 14 Dead Bodies Recovered From Ebonyi River After Horrific Accident

Bus recovered from the river the place 13 our bodies have been recovered.

In line with a report by PREMIUM TIMES, a complete of 14 our bodies have been recovered from the Akaeze-Ukwu River in Ebonyi State, web site of the deadly accident which occurred on Friday night time.

This adopted the placement and restoration of the bus by divers introduced into the state from neighbouring states to help within the search and rescue of the victims.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how a bus carrying over 30 passengers plunged into the river alongside the Akaeze-Ishiagu expressway, Ivo native authorities of the state.

5 of the passengers, who have been getting back from a burial, have been rescued and brought to hospital on Friday.

Nonetheless, considered one of them died on the hospital whereas the others are reportedly nonetheless unconscious.

The chairman of the native authorities, Onyebuchi Ogbadu, confirmed the restoration of the additional 14 useless our bodies on Saturday.

In line with him, the state authorities had to herald divers from Rivers and Cross River states to assist in the search of the bus.


“The divers have been in a position to find the bus and pushed it as much as allow the crane to tug it out,”
he stated.

The chairman stated they’re nonetheless trying to find the remaining passengers aboard the bus.

“The driving force stated he was carrying 32 individuals on the bus so we’re nonetheless on the lookout for about 13 or extra individuals.”

Mr Ogbadu stated the motive force was in a position to dive out of the bus because it was plunging into the river and was a type of rescued on Friday.

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The police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, stated seven of the our bodies recovered are male whereas seven are feminine

She stated among the many 5 victims rescued is the motive force of the coaster bus with Reg no. UKP 78 XA, recognized as Nwaonu Chinedu, a local of Ikwo native authorities of the state.

She stated the sufferer who died Friday is a feminine who’s but to be recognized.


“The feminine sufferer was confirmed useless by a medical physician on arrival at Dennis Hospital Akaeke within the Space.

“The driving force narrated that he conveyed 32 members of the Christ Peculiar Church of Nigeria Enugu State department to attend a burial ceremony at Nguzu Edda in Afikpo South LGA of the State”.

“14 corpses have been recovered (7 feminine and seven male) along with the 608 car.

“The corpses have deposited at Martha Memorial hospital mortuary AFIKPO preservation,” she stated.

Ms Odah stated amongst these within the car who’re nonetheless being looked for is a retired superintendent of police, Livinus Mbah.


“The Govt Governor of Ebonyi State visited the scene of the incident along with the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State who described the incident as a really unlucky one.

“He urges street customers to keep away from velocity/reckless driving particularly on this ember months”, she added.

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