The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in Anambra State has confirmed the death of five persons on the Onitsha-Enugu express way, as a commuter bus heading towards Enugu plunged into Oji River, near Anambra on Thursday morning.
The Sector Commander, Mr Sunday Ajayi, in confirming the accident, said the accident occurred about 1:25 am on Thursday, noting that there were 15 passengers on board the vehicle, out of which 10 were rescued and taken to hospital, while five were killed in the incident.
According to him, the timely rescue operations led by the personnel of the FRSC, minimised the number of casualties.
Ajayi told newsmen that: “The rescue at Oji River is still going on, we have been able to rescue 10 people alive and taken them to hospital, five were confirmed dead and the bus has been recovered,” adding that it was a lone accident and blamed it on drowsiness of the driver, poor visibility and other dangers associated with night driving.
He, however, urged people who wished to travel to do so during the day time, and set out on time for any journey that may stretch into the night.