Enugu Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the weekend led a rescue operation at an accident scene at Ekulu Bridge, Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Council and rescuing victims from the incident.
The incident saw a petroleum products truck lose control and fall into a ditch.
It was learnt that prior to the Governor’s arrival, the Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), the Enugu State Fire Service and the chairman of Enugu East Council, Alex Ugwu, promptly reported to the accident.
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The officials were said to have stabilised the victims and transferred them to the hospital with an ambulance.
SEMA and the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure also provided a crane and manpower for removal of the vehicle, evacuation of the products and reopening of the road for vehicular traffic and other road users
The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Nkechi Eneh, who confirmed one casualty, urged residents to be calm and law-abiding as well as cooperate with efforts of the government and emergency response stakeholders to arrest the situation.