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9 die in auto crash in Enugu

At least nine persons were 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, who confirmed the incident, on Monday. said  the incident happened on Sunday evening at 8 p.m.
He said that 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 that the corpses of the nine persons had been deposited at mortuary of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu.
According to him, the 12 persons critically injured had been rushed to the UNTH for medical attention.