2 persons reported dead in Aba auto crash

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Two persons have reportedly been killed in an auto crash that occurred in Aba North Local Government Area of Abia State, on the Uratta axis of the ever-busy Enugu-Aba- Harcourt Expressway.

Our correspondent gathered that the accident was caused by the driver of an articulate truck belonging Dangote suspected to be conveying flour to Harcourt, Rivers State.

It was gathered that the deceased who were passengers of a commercial tricycle plying the Uratta route died on the spot and at the hospital respectively.

Other passengers who sustained various degrees of injuries were said be battling for survival at a private hospital in Aba.

Eyewitnesses attributed the accident the articulate truck driver loaded with bags of wheat flour travelling to Port Harcourt who was trying to maneuver a ditch which resulted in multiple collisions of vehicles and auto-mobiles.

The incident was said have grounded vehicular movement on both sides of the expressway for over two hours as mob tries to lynch the driver of the truck.

It was learnt that it took prompt intervention of soldiers attached 144 Battalion Headquarters in Ukwa West LGA to save the life of the driver and conductor and also to quell the which could have degenerated into a possible ethnic clash with the atmosphere already charged.

When contacted, Abia State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna said that he was yet receive official about the incident.

Ogbonna assured that the police would investigate and make public its findings.