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10 Feared Dead in Enugu Auto Crash



About 10 persons were feared dead after  multiple car crashe at Abakpa Nike, a surburb of Enugu metropolis, on Saturday.
It was gathered that most of the victims were street traders, who were at their makeshift shops by the roadside.
Two saloon cars, a bus and two tricycles, also known as Keke NAPEP, were involved in the accident at Isieke Street in Abakpa, which has a large concentration of street traders.
It was learnt that the accident occurred around 1:30 pm, when buying and selling was at its peak along the street.
Eye witnesses disclosed that the tragic incident occurred when a black coloured Mercedes Benz car with number plate LR917AAA suddenly lost control, overran some street traders and their wares, and collided with two oncoming Keke NAPEPs and a Mazda 626 car with number plate DJ 235AKJ, before running into a bus coming from the other end of the street.
Residents of the area, other traders as well as passers-by, reportedly embarked on a rescue operation as victims littered the street in pools of blood.
Apart from those that lost their lives, it was gathered that about some other persons who were rescued from the wreckage of the Keke NAPEP were in critical condition.
However – interestingly -the drivers of the Mercedes Benz, Mazda and bus were not hurt in the accident, according to the eye witnesses.
A street trader who witnessed the rescue operation said about 10 persons lost their lives, while several others sustained injuries
The victims were said to have been rushed to undisclosed hospitals for medical attention.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, however, said the police is yet to determine the exact number of casualties.