20 Feared Dead As Lord Chosen Bus Carrying Church Members Collides With Tipper

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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A tragic accident occurred in Imo State involving a bus from the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Renewal Movement and a tipper truck, resulting in multiple fatalities.

It is suspected that twenty (20) people lost their lives in the terrible road accident in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.

Eyewitnesses reported that the bus and tipper truck were both traveling in the same direction when they collided and crashed into a Coca-Cola shop in Orogwe, Owerri West Local Government Area.

Five individuals died immediately and were taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance, while others were trapped under the bus. Among the deceased were three workers from the Coca-Cola depot.

The casualties also included the tipper driver and his conductor. Although some members of the Lord’s Chosen group sustained injuries, fortunately, none of them were reported to have died.

An eyewitness explained: “The accident was between a long coaster bus carrying members of the Lord’s Chosen, and a tipper. The two vehicles were coming from Onitsha to Owerri but the coaster bus, in an effort to overtake the tipper, now collided with it and immediately lost control. The driver tried to control the steering, but it rammed into a Coca-Cola Depot, where over ten of its staff were knocked down by the vehicle.

“When people gathered and started pulling victims out from the car, we discovered that three of the Coca-Cola staff died on the spot, and others were badly injured.

“The tipper driver and his conductor also died. The conductor was forcefully pulled out of the back of the tipper and the moving tipper climbed on his head and smashed the brain. The driver also hit his chest on the steering and bled to death. It was a horrible accident.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.