Governor Willie Obiano this morning suspended ongoing weekly State Executive Council meeting he was presiding in his office at Awka and dashed out quickly to an emergency situation at Agulu, Anaocha Council Area where a fatal accident occurred.
Sadly no fewer than ten persons were reported to have died on the spot while several others were said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The governor after inspecting the accident scene proceeded immediately to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Adazi Nnukwu where the injured victims were already receiving medical attention.
In his reaction, governor Obiano regretted the huge loss and ordered the transfer of the victims to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka for better medical care.
He promised to take up all the medical bills of the affected persons.
Consequently, he directed that a road barricade be sited at the neck of the road to avert such fatal accident in future. This was because the accident was said to have been occasioned by brake failure of a heavy duty truck carrying heavy metal objects which then rammed into two vehicles that were coming in opposite direction.
The priest in charge of the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Rev. Fr. Jerome Okafor commended the governor’s proactive action of providing medical facilities in state as well as prompt visit to the victims.
He described the governor as a leader with human feeling.
The governor was accompanied to the scene by the Secretary to the state government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Chief of Staff, Chief Primus Odili, the Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang, Commissioner for Health, Vincent Okpala, Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba amongst other government officials.
Credit: Ezekwelu Kingsley
Photo: One of vehicles involved in the Agulu accident earlier today.
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