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30 feared dead as bus plunges into Ebonyi River

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More than 30 people were feared dead in a street mishap along Akaeze-Ishiagu highway in Akaeze Development Center, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state.

It was gathered that the accident occurred on Friday at about 5:45pm.

The bus conveying the travelers apparently dove into a river near a bridge along the road.

A source from the zone said the mishap happened when an Enugu – bound 608 buc conveying travelers from a burial service in Ebonyi state tried to overtake a trailer just before a bridge in the area.

The driver of the bus was said to have lost control of the vehicle and veered off into the river and got submerged right away.

As at the hour of recording this report, just five people in critical conditions had been allegedly rescued and rushed to the clinic for treatment.

Police spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah, affirmed the mishap depicting it as “very unfortunate incident”

She said five people had so far been rescued from the river and endeavors were being made to save others.

”It is a very unfortunate incident. The DPO of the area just told me that about five persons have been rescued and rushed to the hospital while efforts were on to see if some other persons can be rescued too.

“Our men are already on ground to see what can be done to help the situation.” Odah said

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