A devastating accident unfolded near the SUBEB Office along the bustling Murtala Muhammed Highway in Calabar, resulting in the loss of one life and leaving others injured. According to reports from the scene, a massive old tree unexpectedly fell on a moving mini bus, shattering the peaceful journey of its six passengers.
Eyewitnesses recounted the harrowing incident, which sent shockwaves through the area. The fallen tree struck the mini bus with devastating force, causing significant damage and instantly claiming the life of one passenger. In the wake of the tragedy, emergency services rushed to the scene to provide immediate assistance to the injured.
A VIO (Vehicle Inspection Officer) official, who witnessed the accident, recounted the events with a heavy heart. He described the incident as nothing short of fatal, with one life tragically cut short, and the driver of the mini bus left in critical condition, fighting for survival. Several other passengers sustained minor injuries, adding to the grim toll of the accident.
The accident has cast a somber atmosphere over the usually vibrant streets of Calabar. Residents and passersby have been left in shock and mourning, grappling with the sudden and unexpected loss of life. The authorities are now conducting a thorough investigation into the incident to ascertain the cause of the tree’s collapse and assess if any negligence or external factors contributed to this tragic event.
As news of the accident spreads, the community of Calabar mourns the loss of a precious life and rallies to support the injured and their families during this challenging time. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictability of life and the need for continuous vigilance to prevent such calamities in the future.
Authorities are urging drivers and commuters to exercise caution and be mindful of their surroundings, especially during inclement weather or when passing areas with aged trees. Preventive measures and regular inspections of roadside trees will likely be reviewed to avoid similar incidents in the future.
As the investigation unfolds, the focus remains on providing support and solace to the bereaved family while offering critical medical attention to the injured. The community joins hands in mourning the life lost and extending heartfelt prayers for the swift recovery of the injured. In times of such tragedy, solidarity and compassion are the cornerstones that bind a community together.