Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Saturday, visited the Akaeze bridge, the scene of the tragic accident that reportedly claimed 30 lives yesterday.
In a statement made available to 9News Nigeria by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nwaze said the Governor who was visibly saddened by the ugly incident with misty eyes ordered a full investigation, warning drivers to always exercise caution while plying routes.
At the scene of the incidence, were personnel of the Nigerian Police, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and Ebonyi State Emergency Management Agency.
Governor Umahi sympathised with the families of the deceased, saying, “I am saddened over this ugly incident. It is indeed devastating but we cannot question God.
“I sympathise with the families of those that are involved in this ugly incident and urge them to look unto God in this trying time as only Him can close the vacuum.
“I equally call on all the security agencies to as a matter of urgency, expedite action in unveiling the reason behind the ugly occurrence as I urge drivers to always exercise caution while plying routes.
Recall that a Mercedes Benz 608 Bus conveying mourners from a burial programme in Afikpo North, Ebonyi State yesterday while attempting to overtake a Man Diesel truck plunged into the river, killing about 28 persons.
As rescue efforts intensified, 15 dead bodies have been pulled ashore while 13 are still being searched for in the resue dive as 4 were rescued alive.