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Celebration As a Blind Man Escapes Death In Imo River

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The accident which nearly claimed the lives of all the passengers in Imo River along Okigwe North Local Government Area of Imo State has been described as miraculous following the survival of a blind man, driver alongside two other passengers.

According to the report, four out of the eighteen passengers that boarded the vehicle to Owerri town survived as the vehicle was knocked inside the river by a Dangote trailer with a full load of cement.

Recounting the ordeal, an eye witness told eaglesourcenews that the driver who was good at swimming singlehandedly rescued the entire passengers. He was said to have transported them back to the town in search of a hospital for immediate medical attention but found none.

It all happened when the driver impatiently tried to overtake the truck, but luck ran against him as it was hit by the back of the truck which slightly rolled them into the Imo River. The ugly incident took place on Monday 17th August 2020.

Imo River is situated in Okigwe LGA, near Umuna town all in Imo State. The blind, however, did not give full details about the purpose of traveling alone and his final destination, as he expressed happiness on his miraculous escape from the dungeon.

Further details revealed that two passengers sustained major injuries, the driver and the blind man walked out freely while the rest kicked the bucket. "It all calls for celebration as I didn't expect to survive, I am grateful to God," he said.

Miracle As a Blind Man Survives Accident
In a similar development, a Cleric narrated how lucky they were while checking back home from a conference in Abuja. According to him, their vehicle was at a high speed when suddenly the bumped into a roman catholic priest with his newly bought car.

"I thank God the truck behind us did crush neither of us as he was on a high speed," he said. In another word, he said "I was touched so I asked them to stop, but the ignored the call only to result in what one may hurriedly pronounce as fatal.

"We resolved the whole issue with a huge sum because the pastor's new vehicle has to be fixed, in addition to sustaining minor injuries of which we were attended to by an emergency team."

Giving the high mortality death rate emanating from road accidents, well-meaning Nigerians have tasked the Federal Government to provide more emergency units in the thirty-six states of the country to save more lives. They also appealed to the government to revive many non-functional hospitals in the country to accommodate emergencies such as the above.

In the meantime, the Federal Road Safety Commission had warned all road commuters to conduct the way and manner in which they ply the high way giving to the fact that our road network is a death trap tragedy can occur in lightning.

Quoting the 2007 act establishment law, Corps Marshal Dr. Oyeyemi in one of his keynote address to the journalists in Abuja, states that FRSC is committed to creating a safer motoring environment through compliance with the commission.

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Meanwhile, the report reaching us now confirmed that at least two people have died in a plane crash at Opebi in Lagos State.

Two dead in a plane crash
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According to a media report, more injured and only two so far we're able to be identified as dead. While the cause of the deadly incident is yet to be fathomed, Lagos State Emergency Management Public Relations Officer has confirmed the incident to be true.

Nosa Okunbor in a statement said " Yes, it just happened. The helicopter crashed in Opebi around 12pm. We are our way to the incident site. I'll give you more updates."

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