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Three more bodies recovered from Ebonyi river, accident death toll now 21

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Ebonyi State has confirmed the recovery of three more corpses from the Akeze-Ukwu River after a Mercedes 608-model bus plunged into it on September 18.

The Police Command in Ebonyi says three more corpses have been recovered from the Akaeze-Ukwu river, where a Mercedes 608-model bus plunged into the river on Sept. 18.

This brings the total of deaths in the accident to 22.

Newsmen report that the incident occurred at Akaeze Ukwu community in Ivo Local Government Area of the state.

The 32-passenger bus was returning from a funeral in Afikpo South Local Government Area of the state to Enugu State when the accident occurred.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the recovery of the three additional corpses in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday.

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“On Sept. 22, at about 4.20 p.m. three additional corpses were recovered from the Ivo River.

“They have been deposited at Izunma Hospital Mortuary, Akaeze in the Ivo Local Government Area, awaiting autopsy,’’ Odah was quoted as saying.

NAN reports that four persons are still receiving medical attention in the hospital.

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