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How IMSU lecturer, five others die in Imo auto crash

by admin@okeomanews.ng

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

Six persons on Saturday night died at the Imo State University, Owerri, junction when an articulated vehicle lost control and rammed on vehicles and passersby.

Chidiebube Okeoma who witnessed the incident and rushed the victims to the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri, the state capital disclosed that the incident happened around 7pm.

According to him, the heavy duty vehicle drove against the traffic and rammed on the commuter buses carrying people and was coming from the town to the Owerri – Okigwe lane of the road.

The vehicle smashed them on an electric pole nearby leading to the death of some of the victims.

People made efforts to save the lives of the victims, as they rushed them to nearby hospitals but there were no doctors on duty, making the first responders to rush the victims to the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri for proper medical attention.

While one died on the spot, medical personnel confirmed five other victims dead at FMC in Owerri.

Among the victims is a lecturer at IMSU who was identified as Dr. Nicholas Isinwa from the department of Marketing who hailed from the Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of the state.

His brother, Okpor Dominic said that his death was tragic and unfortunate.

Medical personal battled to save the lives of others who were in coma.

Okeoma said ” we took them to FMC after the nearby hospitals couldn’t offer any help. The vehicle smashed them after it lost control at the IMSU junction. Unfortunately six persons have been confirmed dead while others were being attended to.”

Okeoma called on the state government to put a permanent solution to perennial auto crashes that happen at the IMSU junction.

When contacted, the police spookersperson in the state, Henry Okoye, said that six persons died on the spot while others were being attended to at the FMC in Owerri.

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