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Published On: Tue, Dec 18th, 2012

TRAGEDY: All Passengers Die In Delta State Mass Transit Bus Crash in Sapele


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Information available to NEWS TRUST indicates that a Delta state Mass Transit bus has crashed while conveying passengers from Uduaghan park in Sapele to Warri. The information says all passengers on board got perished in the crash. Contrary to the initial information that it was a bus belonging to Delta Line that crashed, the accident actually involved a Delta state Mass Transit bus, as a source speaking on behalf of Delta Line denied that the bus belong to Delta Line. The source confirmed that a state transit bus crashed around Ore, after Sapele in a sharp corner few meters from a filling station, killing all passengers on board.

He said, “When I came to the office this morning, I heard the news of the accident […] It’s one of the new Mass transit buses that Uduaghan just introduced in the state. I heard all passengers died in the accident.” A Delta Line bus driver, who pleaded not to be mentioned, said he ran into the scene of the accident when he was driving into Sapele on Monday morning. According to him, the driver was on a high speed, and, this coupled with the morning dew, he ran out of control around a sharp corner just a few metres away from a filling station in O’re.
 
Meanwhile, the Delta state police Public Relations Officer could not confirm the news as he simply said he was not aware of the accident. The Police imagemaker said, “I’m not aware of the accident. No one has informed me about this yet.” It will be recalled that the Delta state government has recently purchased and introduced Mass Transit buses in the state just to ease the cost of transportation in Delta state.
Source: NEWS TRUST

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