Three die as SUV plunges into river in Delta state

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Three men have reportedly lost their lives in an accident after the land cruiser they were in plunged into the popular Agbarho river along the Okuokoko/Agbarho section of the East-West Road in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State over the weekend.

The men who were 6 in number, were Mechanics and Electricians. They were returning from Bayelsa State where they had gone to repair a company’s truck before the unfortunate incident happened.

One of the survivals, Freedom who narrated the incident to news men said;

“We were returning from Bayelsa State when the Jeep suddenly stopped working on top of the bridge. The steering and the brake refused to work before six of us and the vehicle fell into the into the river. The driver was not on speed. We had barely dropped one of our colleagues who lives in Agbarho at the junction close to the bridge when the jeep plunged into the river. We were coming from work. We were all mechanics and electricians. We only stopped at Evwreni to eat and no one took a drink. It was a terrible accident. We were all battling to escape from the vehicle. We were not seeing each other inside the water because the place was so deep. I spent over 15 minutes before I was able to break one of the glasses to escape. Everyone was battling for safety when I left. Three of us escaped. We all sustained bruises.”


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