One dead, 4 badly injuried as bus dives into Ebonyi river


A coaster bus was reported to have dived into a river in Akaeze Development Centre, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, and one person was confirmed dead while four passengers were badly injuried in the accident.

NATIONAL PANEL gathered that the incident took place on Friday evening when a coaster bus plunged into a river along the road.

We also gathered that the bus was conveying 38 passengers on board and lost control when the driver was trying to overtake a truck but unfortunately, ran into the Akaeze river, already overflowing its banks because of the recent downpour in the area.

The state Police Spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident, saying that it took the effort of Police in the quarters to rescue the five victims.

According to Mrs. Odah, the rescue operations are going on, for there might be more victims in the river and the  identities of the victims were not yet found out as at the time this report was filed. 

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