At Alaoji, Aba, Abia State, tragedy struck today, October 8, as a container-laden truck fell on top of a bus conveying 18 passengers in the area.
Eyewitnesses have reported that the bus was negotiating a bad spot at the Alaoji spare parts market, when the container-laden truck which had gotten stuck in the bad spot, fell on it.
The eyewitnesses additionally revealed that about 15 passengers on the 18-seater bus which had been on its way to Port Harcourt, were critically injured and one passenger was confirmed dead on the spot. Sympathizers had rescued the injured persons from the wreckage of the bus. Some of the critically injured were taken away in an ambulance to the hospital for immediate treatment.
Incidentally, according to the shop owners in the area, the incident occurred barely a few weeks after a similar incident led to the death of 8 individuals along the Ugwunagbo council axis of the expressway.