One person dead, as Governor stops convoy; rescues victims of road accident

The Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi yesterday stopped his convoy and rescued anaccident scene at Ekulu Bridge, Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, where a petroleum products truck lost control and fell into a ditch.

Prior to the arrival of the Governor, the Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Enugu State Fire Service and the Chairman of Enugu East LGA, Hon. Alex Ugwu, responded to distress calls promptly to ensure safety of lives and property.

The state government, through SEMA and the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure also provided a crane and manpower for the removal of the vehicle, evacuation of the products and reopening of the road to vehicular traffic and other road users.

The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Mrs. Nkechi Eneh, who confirmed one causality, urged residents of the area to be calm and law abiding as well as cooperate with the efforts of the state government and the emergency response stakeholders in arresting the situation.

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