The sad report convened has it that at least 31 persons who happen to mourners of a dead relative have been feared dead on their way from a burial in Ebonyi.
Their deaths have thrown the residents of Akaeze into a total shock.
In more detail, reports have it that the incident occurred at about 5:45pm when the Mercedes Benz 608 bus conveying 36 persons going back after a burial ceremony in Ebonyi, while trying to overtake a trailer, the driver lost control and the bus veered into the River at Akaeze bridge in Akaeze development centre.
As at the time of filing this report, only five persons in critical condition had been reportedly found and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Ebonyi Command, DSP Loveth Odah, who described the accident as ‘very unfortunate incident’, said
The Coordinator of Akaeze Development Centre, Mr Sinbad, who also confirmed the incident said; “rescue has begun. There are a few dead bodies. I cannot fully confirm the situation now. One person is alive. We are looking for more people. We cannot ascertain the number of people.”