It was a terrible clash as at least, 13 persons, including a naval officer lost their lives in a fatal road accident when a Hiace bus loaded with 14 passengers was involved in a head-on collision with a pail loader along the Emohua area of the East-West Road in Rivers State.
According to reports, most of the passengers in the bus who were traveling to Lagos on Thursday morning, were burnt beyond recognition as the bus went up in flames, presumably due to the impact of the collision.
The pail loader, it was learnt, skidded off the road and swerved onto the path of the oncoming bus. A woman, who was identified as a naval personnel, was among those who lost their lives in the road accident, which happened after Choba Bridge.
Sources said the bus had loaded at Rumuokoro in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State and was almost getting to Ahoada before it collided with the pail loader.
Confirming the accident, the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, said the only survivor had severe burns and had been rushed to a nearby hospital