Abakaliki accident: Efforts to recover vehicle from excavated water-filled pit proves abortive

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Abakaliki accident: Efforts to recover vehicle from excavated water-filled pit proves abortive


Efforts by local divers to recover a vehicle that plunged into a water-filled excavated pit on Saturday afternoon, along Abakaliki/Ikwo expressway in Enyigba-Izzi community, Abakaliki Local Government Area has proved abortive.

The 9 man divers, toiled for hours and gave up the search as nightfall caught up with them, They, however, pledge to resume their recovery mission on Sunday morning after taking a break at 7:15 pm.

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On ground at the scene include officers and men of the police force, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, and local vigilantes.

Saturday’s accident is happening barely a year after a similar fatal accident had occurred along Akaeze-Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, where a coaster bus skidded off the Akaeze bridge and plunged into the deep river resulting to the death of over 26 persons.

(Editor: Abaje Usekwe)



This post was written by Kamang Maitala and was first published at ait.live

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