A fatal motor accident which occurred at Ofeme Junction on Umuahia Road, Abia State on Sunday reportedly left about 13 persons dead.
The accident which happened at about 11am involved an 18-seater commercial bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit, PMT, Limited with number plate, AK- L895 -YY, in a head-on collision with a trailer.
It was gathered that while some of the passengers were thrown on the road, others were crushed in the bus.
An eyewitness simply identified as Iortyom confirmed to DAILY POST the trailer driver fled the scene immediately after the crash.
The trailer was said to be on top speed and lost control, veering into the path of the bus which was a few kilometres away.
Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander, FRSC Abia State Command, Mrs. Stella Uche, told newsmen that 13 persons died.
According to her, two persons sustained high degrees of injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Umuahia.
Uche said, “The accident was caused by over speeding by the trailer driver. It lost control and veered into the route of the bus.
“Two persons were injured and were taken to the FMC, Umuahia.
“We got to the scene immediately we received a distress call at about 11.20am.
“The corpses had been deposited in the mortuary,” the Commander added.