Thursday, 18 October 2018

Corpses recovered after Bus plunged into river (photos)

Relatives of victims of a deadly car accident that happened some days ago in Rivers state have identified those who died in the tragic incident.

The corpses of the victims being retrieved
Bodies of passenger of a bus that veered off a flooded bridge and plunged into a river in Rivers state have been recovered and identified by their relatives yesterday.
The incident happened on Tuesday, October 16, along (Akala Olu) Okogbe-Mbiama axis, East-West road of Ahoada West local government area of the state.
The recovered victims are Wasini Patience and Nnena Achegbu.
The corpses have been deposited in a mortuary.
Other items found in the river:
Vehicle head lamp
Female hand bands with one phone inside.
The Items were handed over to Road Safety Personnel of Akinima unit command who were present at the scene.
It was gathered that an earlier attempt to rescue the passengers was difficult due to the high level of the flood and water current in the region.
A call was made to the general public who alerted local divers, officers of the Nigerian police force. and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
With the help of these people, the bus was lifted from deep inside the water with the aid of a volunteered self loader.
About Seven passengers were rescued unconscious and rushed to a hospital.
The rescue mission is still ongoing.

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