page contents
Connect with us

Motherland News

Nigeria: Auto crash leaves eight dead, two injured in Ogun state.

Published

on

Eight persons travelling in a Toyota Hummer commercial bus died on Tuesday, while two others were injured when the bus ran under a Mack truck at the Danco end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Our correspondent gathered that the bus, with number plate, BEN 313 XY, was travelling to Benin, Edo State, when it ran into the truck marked, MUS 730 XN, around 8.30am.



The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said there were 10 people on the bus, including the driver.

He further explained that the passengers were five males and five females.

FOLLOW US ON:
 INSTAGRAMLINKEDINYOUTUBETWITTER & FACEBOOK

He said the passengers had just returned from Spain and were travelling to Benin, Edo State.

Akinbiyi said, “When the accident occurred, all the five males, including the driver, and two females, died on the spot.

“One among the three female passengers that had injuries later died at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.”

TRACE said the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking on the part of the bus driver.

He said, “The driver of the Hummer commercial bus was speeding and he could not control the vehicle. At a point, he rammed the vehicle into the Mack truck, which was ahead of his vehicle.

“Our operatives said from information gathered at the scene that the passengers had just returned from Spain and were travelling to Benin.

The accident, they said, was caused by speeding and wrongful overtaking on the part of the driver of the bus.”

He said the corpses of the victims had been deposited in the mortuary of the OOUTH, while the injured were receiving treatment in the same hospital.

Akinbiyi warned motorists to always adhere to the recommended speed limit to avoid carnage on roads.

TO DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE NEWS APP CLICK HERE
WATCH FREE MOBILE TV CHANNELS HERE

Motherland News

Protest leader arrested, charged with inciting violence in Zimbabwe.

Published

on

Armed police in Zimbabwe have arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

It comes as protests against fuel price hikes enters day 3 Wednesday. Evan Mawarire, a Harare pastor, rose to prominence as a critic of former leader, Robert Mugabe.

Beatrice Mtetwa is lawyer for Evan Mawarire.



Businesses and schools remain closed while mobile telecom networks enforce a government internet shut down in this Southern African nation.

IMG-20180912-WA0030

“I cannot say the stay away has been successful but at the end of the day we await to hear what the government will do because the people have spoken, they were not happy and up to now they are still in fear”, said Harare resident, Ronald Gwasira.

FOLLOW US ON:
 INSTAGRAMLINKEDINYOUTUBETWITTER & FACEBOOK

“The way it looks people want to go to work but unfortunately it seems the transport operators are not willing to take them”, said Terrence Gumbi, another resident.

Wednesday is the third and final day of stay-at-home protests called by unions in response to the steep hike in fuel prices.

TO DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE NEWS APP CLICK HERE
WATCH RUSSIA 2018 HIGHLIGHTS HERE

Continue Reading

Motherland News

Kenya: Uhuru Kenyata promises avenge terror attack in Nirobi.

Published

on

Kenyan security forces have neutralised all four terrorists involved in the attack on a hotel complex in the capital Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday.

Kenyatta said about 700 people had been safely evacuated, vowed to avenge the 14 “innocent” lives lost.



“We are a nation that never forgets those who hurt our children. We will pursue relentlessly those involved in the planning and execution of this attack,” the president said.

‘‘I take note of Kenyans who took to social media to spread hope and criticise false information. You have shown the world bravery, patriotism and love.’‘

IMG-20180912-WA0030

he attack in numbers

  • 14 civilians confirmed dead

  • 700 people safely evacuated

  • 4 attackers neutralised

Victims

An earlier estimate put the death toll at 15.

Timeline of the attack

  • Tuesday 3pm (local time): Attack on dusitD2 hotel begins with two explosions

  • Tuesday 5:55pm: Al Shabaab claims responsibility

  • Tuesday night: AU, EU, UN, United States, Somalia condemn the attack

  • Tuesday night : Police announces it has secured 7 out of eight floors

  • Wednesday 6am: Gunshots ring out as police say at least two groups of people still trapped inside complex

  • Wednesday 8am: President Kenyatta declares terror attack and security operation ‘over’.

  • TO DOWNLOAD OUR MOBILE NEWS APP CLICK HERE
    WATCH RUSSIA 2018 HIGHLIGHTS HERE

Continue Reading

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Anttention Media. All rights reserved