March 4, 2015 – Fatal Accident In Anambra State: Trailer Fell On Bus In Ogidi, Idemili, 5 Killed
At least 5 people died yesterday in a fatal accident involving a fully-loaded trailer and a commuter bus in Ogidi , Idemili North LGA of Anambra.
The accident happened in the evening at Ugwu Nwasike junction when the ill-fated trailer collided with an oncoming commuter bus which resulted to the death of five passengers while others sustained injuries.
The casualties were mainly occupants of the bus while the trailer driver and conductor fled the scene to avoid lynching.
The trailer, marked XE 808 JJT, was coming from the Ogidi building materials end to Ugwunwasike round-about while the bus was coming from the Ugwunwasike roundabout to the Ogidi building materials market when both had a head-on coalition.
Confirming the incident, the Ogidi Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr. Hassan Musa, said: “The dead victims were trapped when we arrived and we tried to bring them out, but the injured victims have been rushed to Iyienu Hospital.
He urged motorists to always avoid over-speeding.