10People Die, Nursing Mom Survives As Commuter Bus Plunges Into River In Bayelsa

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at 11-11-2013 08:26AM (6 years ago)

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«§» 11 November 2013

[A road mishap in Bayelsa State has led to the deaths of no less than 10 persons after a commuter bus plunged into a river around the Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, the bus plunged into the Okoso river along the Kaiama-Sampou stretch of the East-West road at around 8.30pm on Saturday.

The accident resulted after the bus, which was reportedly over-speeding, tried to overtake another vehicle and instead somersaulted and ended up in the river.

According to Vanguard Newspaper reports though there were conflicting reports about the causality figure, while some claimed 10 persons lost their lives in the accident, others said seven corpses were recovered by local divers and sympathizers.

It was gathered that most of the occupants of the ill-fated passenger bus were women and children.

A commercial bus driver, Mr. Emmanuel Eziya, told Vanguard that the ill-fated 18-seater bus was conveying passengers to Yenagoa from a traditional marriage ceremony at Oginigbo in Ughelli South Local Government of Delta State.

He said the bus which was on high speed somersaulted and plunged into the river while attempting to overtake another vehicle on the narrow road.

He said: “Though the river is not too deep, only those who knew how to swim were involved in the rescue operation.”

According to him, the bus driver, popularly known as Student, who operated from the Opolo Motor Park in Yenagoa, was among those that died in the crash.

Miraculously, a nursing mother was said to have survived as she swam out of the river. She however lost her child in the crash.

Eight persons who sustained injuries, it was learnt, are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the state.

Brenamaechi at 11-11-2013 08:51AM (6 years ago)
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What caused this accident? Is it the driver?
ajanni at 11-11-2013 08:58AM (6 years ago)
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cheChi ---- God save us ooooo
Noble12 at 11-11-2013 09:04AM (6 years ago)
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Shegzan at 11-11-2013 09:08AM (6 years ago)
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Hmmn... *smh*

paulohking at 11-11-2013 09:20AM (6 years ago)
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Roll Eyes
dareper at 11-11-2013 09:40AM (6 years ago)
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RIP, revolution is coming soon in naija, guys, u got to be ready
PeacetoU at 11-11-2013 10:04AM (6 years ago)
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He was on high speed on a narrow road and at the same time overtaking another vehicle. See what impatience can cause.
beejaybabs at 11-11-2013 10:08AM (6 years ago)
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sucre4u at 11-11-2013 10:17AM (6 years ago)
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Quick recovery 2u all
vicklove at 11-11-2013 01:21PM (6 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmm GOD have mercy
ajanni at 11-11-2013 01:39PM (6 years ago)
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so sorry for them all
ajanni at 11-11-2013 01:40PM (6 years ago)
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teel sorry for them all
dywhyte at 11-11-2013 02:16PM (6 years ago)
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Bad news

k4short2 at 11-11-2013 03:00PM (6 years ago)
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God H̲̣̣̣̥ɑ̤̥̈̊vє̲̣̥ mercy
winace at 11-11-2013 04:33PM (6 years ago)
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rip to them
BlueIxora at 11-11-2013 05:09PM (6 years ago)
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Sad. RIP
more-hope at 11-11-2013 05:54PM (6 years ago)
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God hav mercy on the souls of ur children,i declare in the name of jesus that through out this ember month and december that there wil be no acident at all,i cover al the roads and travelers wit the blood of jesus   
osamabinladin at 11-11-2013 06:05PM (6 years ago)
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