Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State arrived the accident scene and assisted in rescue operation at the scene of multiple fatal accident 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), the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), the Enugu State Fire Service and the Chairman of Enugu East LGA, Hon. Alex Ugwu, had promptly reported to the accident scene to apply safety measures towards safeguarding lives and property.
The Enugu 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, Barr. 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.
Meanwhile the casualty figure has not been confirmed as some the injured have been taken to nearby health facilities for attention.