CRASH
Enugu State Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu

Agency report

Police in Enugu State say nine people are in critical condition in separate hospitals in Nsukka, following an auto crash on Sunday.

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The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the hospitals are Enechi Hospital Ukehe-Nsukka and Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka, Enugu State.

Amaraizu said the auto crash occurred at about 5 p.m. on Enugu-Makurdi expressway at Umuoka in Udi Local Government Area.

The spokesman said there was a collusion between a Toyota Hiace bus ENU 681 XA  and a Toyota Carina car CG 25 ENU.

“It was further gathered that following the collision, no fewer than nine persons comprising the drivers and the conductor of the Hiace bus with other occupants were critically injured.

Police evacuate those injured

“However, the police patrol team on the road was on hand to evacuate the injured victims on time to Enechi Hospital, Ukehe-Nsukka and Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka for medical attention and also clearance of obstructions to avoid further incident.

“As at the time of this report, victims are yet to communicate so as to establish their identities,’’ he said.

He said investigation had commenced on the incident, adding: “the cause of the accident is yet to be established’’.