Lady dies as car plunges into river in P/Harcourt

Lady dies as car plunges into river in P/Harcourt

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:49 pm

The ill-fated car with a female passenger trapped in it was pulled out by Julius Berger Crane

…Male Drivers survives

… Julius Berger’s Crane recovers Car

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

The corpse of a lady who was inside a Camry saloon car which plunged off Nkpogu bridge into a river besides the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas road, Port Harcourt at about 9 pm on Monday evening has been recovered.

The ill-fated car with the female passenger trapped in it was pulled out of the river with a crane belonging to Julius Berger on Tuesday morning.

Though the driver of the car survived the accident, its actual cause was not immediately known.

However, an eyewitnesses around the area said that the vision of the driver might have been blurred by a smokey truck  directly in front him and that the driver might have plunged into the rivers in a desperate attempt to steer off the truck. The  unidentified driver was able to swim to safety but the female occupant drowned.

Before the rescue operation,the accident scene was condoned off and traffic diverted back to Amadi Flats, Rainbow Town in Trans Amadi through Nkpogu bridge.

As expected,the rescue operation attracted onlookers who gathered to catch a glimpse as the crane recovered the ill-fated car.

The driver was said to be in an undisclosed hospital for medical attention while the body of the female occupant has been deposited at the morgue.

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