PHOTOS: 21 Dead As School Bus, Trailer Collide In Enugu

A combination of photos from the scene of the accident in Enugu State.

 

Twenty-one people, including schoolchildren, have died in an accident in Enugu State, south-east Nigeria.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Enugu, Ogbonna Kalu, confirmed the incident on Thursday.

He explained that the nature of the accident was a collision that involved a school bus and a trailer in the state.

Kalu added that the incident happened at Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of the state, saying it was as a result of dangerous driving.

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Sympathisers at the scene of the accident in Enugu State.

 

28-Year-Old Man Dies In Lagos Tanker Accident

The ill-fated gas tanker being conveyed in a LASEMA truck on October 25, 2020. Credit: LASEMA

 

A 28-year-old man has died in a tanker accident in Yaba area of Lagos State.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident via its Twitter handle.

According to the agency, the accident occurred on Sunday, adding that the victim was trapped at Fadeyi Bus Stop in Yaba.

“Upon the arrival of the Cobra Squad at the scene of the accident that involved an empty tanker, Quantum Oil with registration number KTU-344XY and a loaded gas tanker with registration number JJJ-258XW, it was discovered that an adult male was trapped today, Sunday, 26th October, 2020, at Fadeyi Bus-stop,” the tweet partly read.

“Unfortunately, the trapped victim, Sanusi Moruff aged 28yrs lost his life. With the combined efforts of the Eagle Squad, LASAMBUS, LNSC, NSCDC and Lagos State Fire Service, he was extricated and bagged before handing over to his family members who were at the scene of the incident.

“However, the Agency’s heavy duty equipment Super Metro recovered the empty tanker while the loaded gas tanker was recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s heavy duty equipment, Crane and placed on a layby while the entire scene was blanketed by the men of Lagos State Fire Service. Thereafter, the road was restored for vehicular activities.”

 

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Two Dead, 10 Injured As Police Vehicle Crashes In Ondo

The scene of the accident in Akure on October 13, 2020. Credit: Ondo State Police Command.

 

Two policemen have been killed with 10 others injured in a road accident in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television in a telephone interview.

He said one of the tyres of the vehicle burst while in motion, adding that the vehicle somersaulted, leading to the death of two of the officers.

The police spokesman explained that 10 others who sustained various degrees of injuries have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

18 Dead In Thailand Bus-Train Collision

Investigators work by the wreckage of an overturned bus involved in a deadly collision with a train next to Khlong Kwaeng Klan railway station in Chachoengsao province, east of the Thai capital Bangkok, on October 11, 2020. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

 

 

At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 injured in Thailand Sunday when a freight train crashed into a bus taking passengers to a religious ceremony, officials said.

The morning collision, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of the capital, Bangkok, toppled the bus and sheared off part of its roof.

More than 40 passengers were rushed to nearby medical facilities for treatment, said provincial hospital director Sombat Chutimanukul.

“Four are in critical condition and eight remain under observation” out of the 23 admitted to her hospital, she told reporters.

By late afternoon, more than 30 passengers who had sustained mild injuries were sent home, said a local police chief.

“The death toll is at 18,” he told AFP, adding that “the investigation on the cause of the accident is ongoing”.

 

 

Footage shared by a government department showed the bus edging from the road onto train tracks before a blue cargo train slammed into its side.

“I was frozen in fear when I saw the crash… It was a terrible sight,” said Pitchitra Thongwichit, 34, who lives close to the tracks.

“All the passengers were moaning and crying for help.”

Photos taken by rescue workers showed gnarled metal and debris, with bodies lying by the tracks and belongings scattered around the scene.

Factory worker Samruan Thongdee said he was having breakfast nearby when he heard the crash.

“I called my colleagues to come to help” before the emergency workers arrived, the 57-year-old told AFP. “I managed to drag a woman from the wreckage and helped her up onto the train platform.”

Two cranes were brought in the afternoon to lift the bus off the tracks so that police could better assess the carnage.

There were some 60 passengers in the chartered bus travelling from Samut Prakan province to a temple in Chachoengsao, said province governor Maitree Tritilanond.

They were planning to offer yellow robes to monks — a traditional ceremony held within a month of the end of Buddhist Lent, he told reporters.

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Thai premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha instructed authorities to investigate the cause of the crash, a government spokesman said in a statement.

Travel throughout the kingdom has been thrown into disarray by a big storm hitting the region, leaving roads in poor conditions and some provinces deluged in shin-high floods.

Deadly accidents are common in Thailand, which regularly tops lists of the world’s most lethal roads, with speeding, drunk driving and weak law enforcement all contributing factors.

Thailand has the second-highest traffic fatality rate in the world, according to a 2018 World Health Organization report.

Though a majority of the victims are motorcyclists, bus crashes involving groups of tourists and migrant labourers often grab headlines.

In March 2018, at least 18 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bus carrying domestic tourists in northeastern Thailand swerved off the road and into a tree.

Ondo Election: No Electoral Official Was Injured In Ilaje Boat Accident – NSCDC

 

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Saturday said the boat accident involving electoral official in Ilaje area of Ondo State did not injure anyone.

NSCDC Commandant in the state, Philip Ayuba disclosed this while speaking to Channels Television in Akure.

According to him, the unfortunate incident occurred last night when some ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were carrying some electoral materials in preparation for the governorship election in the state.

We thank God because, among those who that incident happened to, nobody died. We were told they were all rescued. We give glory to God, that is a good one,” he said.

“From the information, I got that some men were arrested and on that basis, I believe very soon, the men will be taken to our office here for further investigation.”

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Earlier, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Rufus Oloruntoyin Akeju, who confirmed the incident, said the boat capsized on Friday night during the movement of “personnel and materials to the riverine Registration Areas of Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA).”

“Fortunately, all personnel and election materials were rescued when the boat capsized,” Akeju added.

The rescue efforts were carried out by personnel of the Nigerian Navy who escorted the boats.

The movement of the election materials and the personnel was eventually concluded and voting commenced as planned in all the polling units today.

At Least 15 Dead In Pakistan Passenger Van Inferno

 

At least 15 people were killed when a passenger van travelling in southern Pakistan crashed and caught fire, officials said Sunday.

The van was carrying passengers from Karachi to Hyderabad city when it struck an object and careered off the road late Saturday.

“The death toll in the unfortunate accident has reached 15,” Owais Shah, the transport minister of Sindh province, told AFP.

Five other people were injured, three of them critically, he said.

Most of the bodies were burned beyond recognition, said Faisal Edhi, head of the non-profit Edhi Foundation which runs the morgue the bodies were taken to.

Investigators were looking to see if a natural gas cylinder aboard the bus had contributed to the inferno.

Such incidents occur frequently on Pakistan’s roads, where speeding, dilapidated vehicles, and badly maintained roads all contribute to the accident rate.

16 Dead From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Chinese Coal Mine

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 20, 2015 shows Chinese flags next to a worker clearing a conveyer belt used to transport coal, near a coal mine at Datong, in China's northern Shanxi province.
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 20, 2015 shows Chinese flags next to a worker clearing a conveyer belt used to transport coal, near a coal mine at Datong, in China’s northern Shanxi province.

 

Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV.

A conveyor belt caught fire in the early hours of the morning, state news agency Xinhua cited the government as saying, which produced dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

Medics are fighting to save the life of the remaining survivor, CCTV reported.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, said the Qijiang district government on social media platform Weibo.

The facility, Songzao Coal Mine, is owned by state energy firm Chongqing Energy and located just outside the city of Chongqing.

Mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record and regulations are often weakly enforced.

At least 14 miners were killed in a coal and gas blast last December at a mine in southwestern Guizhou province.

In December 2018, seven miners were killed in Chongqing after the connecting segment of a skip broke and fell down a shaft.

In October the same year, 21 miners died in eastern Shandong province after pressure inside a mine caused rocks to fracture and break, blocking the tunnel and trapping the workers. Only one miner was rescued alive.

Three Killed As Truck Plunges Into River In Lagos

The truck being pulled out from the Berger bridge. Credit: LASEMA

 

Three persons have lost their lives and several others have gone missing after a truck fell off the Berger bridge into the Epe river in Lagos State.

The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday said the bodies of three adult males have been recovered.

According to him, the agency received information late last night of the accident involving a Volvo tipper that fell off the bridge.

Oke-Osanyintolu explained that upon arrival at the accident incident, it was discovered that the six-tyre truck was loaded with sand, adding that the number of occupants was unknown.

“The six-tyre Truck has been located and retrieved along with the bodies of three adult males.

“A combined team of Agency responders, Marine Rescue Unit (LASWA & LASEMA) Nigeria Police and Local Divers have been carrying out Search and Rescue operations,” he said.

The LASEMA boss noted that emergency workers including the Marine Rescue Unit, Nigeria Police and Local Divers have been carrying out search and rescue operations.

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11 Killed In Cross River Road Accident

 

Eleven people were killed, and two others injured in a road accident along the Calabar-Mbarakom-Awi highway in Cross River State.

The Sector Head of Operations, Deputy Corps Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mathew Egbe, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

He blamed the accident on over speeding on the part of the driver with the passengers in the vehicle.

“The accident occurred along the Calabar-Mbarakom-Awi highway. The Hiase bus was conveying 13 passengers, 11 died while two sustained injuries,” he said.

“The accident that occurred this morning claimed 11 lives while two sustained injuries.  The injured passengers were taken to the General Hospital in Akampka for treatment alongside the corps.”

UPDATED: 15 Dead As Bus Plunges Into River In Ebonyi State

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Fifteen persons have been confirmed dead and five persons rescued injured following an accident that occurred in Akaeze Development Centre in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Channels Television learned that the incident happened on Friday evening when a coaster bus with registration number UKP 78 XA Mr plunged into a river along the road.

The commercial said to be conveying 38 passengers on board lost control when the driver was trying to overtake a truck but ran into the Akaeze River which was already overflowing its banks due to a recent downpour.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, it took the efforts of police in the area to rescue the five victims.

The corpses consisting of seven females and seven males have been recovered and deposited at a hospital in Afikpo.

The police spokesperson said the driver is responding to treatment with three others, adding that one yet-to-identified female victim was confirmed dead on arrival at a hospital in the area.

Among those rescued is the driver bus, Nwaonu Chinedu, a native of Ikwo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

On his part, Chinedu said he conveyed 32 members of a church in Enugu to attend a burial ceremony at Nguzu Edda in Afikpo South LGA of the State.

Efforts are ongoing to rescue other trapped persons, including a retired Chief Superintend of Police, Livinus Mbah.

Meanwhile, Governor Dave Umahi and the Commissioner of Police have visited the scene of the accident.

While describing the incident as very unfortunate one, he asked road users to avoid reckless driving, especially during the ember months.

One Crushed To Death, Two Injured In Ondo Road Accident

A map of Ondo, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

One person has been crushed to death, while two others sustained injuries in a road traffic crash that occurred in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State.

The crash which happened at about 6:45 on Saturday involved a wine colour Toyota Primera with registration number Ang35bv, and a red Bajaj boxer motorcycle with no registration number.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Ondo State Sector Command, Omotola Ogunbanwo, the crash was caused by break failure and loss of control by the driver of the toyota vehicle.

Ogunbanwo said that the accident victims have been taken to the General Hospital in Ikare-Akoko for treatment, while the remains of the dead have been deposited at the morgue in the hospital.

This comes about two weeks ago when a similar road traffic crash happened in the area of the state.

On September 7, three commuters were killed and 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the fatal crash that occurred along the Owo/Ikare-Akoko area of the state.

The accident was said to have been caused by the driver of a Blue DAF Trailer with no registration number, which had a brake failure and crushed two other vehicles.

FRSC Spokesperson advised motorists to avoid over-speeding and dangerous driving.

She also urged them to avoid night journey, obey traffic rules, and ensure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on any trip.

Three Killed, 14 Injured In Ondo Road Accident

A map of Ondo, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

Tragedy struck in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State following a road accident that claimed some lives and injured others.

Channels Television learned that three commuters were killed and 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries in the fatal crash that occurred along the Owo/Ikare-Akoko area of the state.

This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Ondo State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Omotola Ogunbanwo.

She said the accident which happened on Sunday evening, was reported to have been caused by the driver of a Blue DAF Trailer with no registration number, which had a brake failure and crushed two other vehicles.

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A white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number BDF731XT, and a blue Mercedes Benz towing truck with no registration number were also involved in the accident.

According to her, the injured victims have been taken to the General Hospital, Ikare-Akoko, for treatment; while the remains of the dead have been deposited at the morgue at the General Hospital, Iwaro, Oka-Akoko.

The FRSC Spokesperson advised motorists to avoid over-speeding and dangerous driving.

She also urged them to avoid night journey, obey traffic rules, and ensure their vehicles are in good condition before embarking on any trip.