It has been reported that a fatal accident had occurred which claimed 11 lives in the Airport axis of the Tombia-Amassoma road yesterday 8th July, 2020 around 8:00 in the evening.

NDU Radio reports that the gruesome accident was caused by a tipper returning from Amassoma who swerved into the lane of a fully loaded bus traveling from Yenagoa to Amassoma, crushing the vehicle and is gutted by fire which burnt the passengers beyond recognition.

Wilberforce Island correspondent reported that some of the recovered items at the scene indicated that about four of the passengers were foreigners from the Republic of Benin who were traveling to Amassoma for construction with some unidentified persons.

The source also noted that 3 of four survivors who were taken to the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri has been reported dead.

It was also reported that the remains of the driver, Christopher Aya, has been exhumed and taken for burial in Amassoma.

 

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