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JUST IN: Trailer Loses Control In Abia Police Checkpoint, 18 Feared Dead

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

A trailer has reportedly lost control at a police checkpoint in Abia, leaving no fewer than 18 travellers feared dead in its wake.

The incident occurred Thursday morning on the Umuahia-Enugu axis of the Port Harcourt – Enugu Highway.

Stonix News gathered that the accident occurred at a police checkpoint around the Lokpanta area of Abia State in the wee hours of Thursday.

Further checks revealed that an 18-seater commercial bus was at the checkpoint awaiting police clearance when a truck driver lost control, rammed into them and allegedly killing the driver and all the passengers.

A witness, Mr Bananas Okereke, said that as of 8:20a.m on Thursday, the charred remains of the victims still littered the scene.

“The road is blocked by protesting bus drivers and other motorists who are asking that the policemen who caused the accident be brought back to the scene.

“Colleagues of the bus driver and other road users have taken over the road, demanding Justice for the victims.

“They vowed to remain there until Governor Alex Otti visits the scene,” the witness noted.

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