A road accident that happened at the Tarzan area of the Onitsha –Enugu expressway claimed three lives yesterday.
There were conflicting reports about the incident, with some people claiming that it involved people who attended the flag off of the governorship campaign of All Progressives Congress, APC, while others said the bus merely caught fire as it was heading towards Awka leading to the death of three people.
The incident caused traffic gridlock in the area and motorist had to use the old Onitsha –Enugu road, which also became jam packed due to the heavy traffic.
Security operatives were making efforts to clear the road, which the dead and those who sustained injuries were taken to the hospital.
Motorists had been advised to avoid the area to allow security agencies time to clear the road.