The Police Command in Enugu State, South East Nigeria has confirmed the death of five persons who were killed in an auto crash accident along Enugu-Abakaliki Road on Monday. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the confirmation while speaking in Enugu on Monday.
Amaraizu said, “Nine persons were also injured; while 15 cows died instantly during the accident”. He said the accident occurred between 5am and 6am near Emene Community axis of the Enugu-Abakaliki Road.
He said, “It was gathered that the incident occurred when a trailer carrying cows skidded off the road and tumbled while trying to avoid a broken down tanker.
He said, “The trailer hit a vehicle in the process causing the accident which left five persons dead and nine others injured. Police operatives are now working at the scene to avoid a further accident; they are also intensifying efforts to remove the vehicles.”
The PPRO also revealed that the injured persons had been rushed to the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu, for medical attention.