Not less than nine persons were confirmed dead, while 12 persons sustained injuries in an auto crash on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Enugu, SP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident, on Monday.
Amaraizu said the incident happened on Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m.
He said the accident occurred on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway in Awgu Local Government Area.
“The incident occurred when an articulated vehicle conveying a caterpillar and a 508 mini-bus had a head-on collision. The passengers of the mini-bus were believed to be worshipers,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said the corpses of the nine persons had been deposited at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla mortuary, near Enugu.
According to him, the 12 persons critically injured were rushed to the UNTH for medical attention.