A Trailer which traveled from Lokoja-okene road on Monday, the 25th of September, killed not less than 5 persons in a ghastly accident.
According to an eyewitness, the trailer had a brake failure which led to the collision with a Toyota bus killing 5 persons at the spot.
Among the passengers whom the vehicle carried were some who sustained severe injuries.
The injured persons were rushed to the hospital for prompt Medical attention.
Hon. Benedicta Attoh, the Etsako East Local Chairman, compensated the families of the victims as well as the people of okpella for their loss.
Ben Atu, her Chief press secretary, confirmed her sincere sympathy with the family of the deceased and the prayer which was made for quick recovery of those who were injured.
The statement reads: “It is with a deep sense of sorrow that I commiserate with the families of those that lost their lives in a fatal motor accident along the Ewo Market Road in Okpella on Monday, September 25th, 2023.”
“Indeed, their deaths have caused great sorrow for their families. I wish to let the families of the victims know that our thoughts and prayers are with them in this moment of grief. It is not the will of God that we die before our time, but when something like this happens, who can question God.”
“On behalf of Etsako East Local Government Council, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of our departed brothers and sisters.”
“Their untimely death has undoubtedly caused great pain to their families and I pray that such tragedy will never occur again in Jesus name, Amen.”
“May God grant the families and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and may their souls rest in peace, amen,” she said.