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7 die, many injured in Rivers road crash

Not less than 7 people lost their lives on Friday evening, with several others sustaining injuries in an accident along the Rivers State axi...


Not less than 7 people lost their lives on Friday evening, with several others sustaining injuries in an accident along the Rivers State axis of the East west road.


The tragedy occurred along Evekwu Oduoha in Emohua Local Government Area of the State.


A truck driver conveying heavy duty gas pipes was said to have lost control which caused the pipes to fall on nearby vehicles.


An eyewitness said about seven occupants of the affected vehicles were crushed to death.


The chairman of the community Development committee of Evekwu where the incident took place, Alabo Monday said the truck was on its way to Port Harcourt when the tragedy struck.


He said “some police officers arrived the scene and rushed others who sustained serious injuries to the hospital”.


Men of the Federal Road Safety Coors also arrived the scene later to ensure free flow of traffic.


The Rivers State Police Command was yet to issue an official statement on the accident at the time of this report.

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