Three persons have been confirmed dead in a fatal auto crash that occurred along Afikpo-Abakaliki Highway, Ebonyi State.
The ugly incident involving a Peace Mass Transit Bus, happened on Thursday, at Abomege axis of the Highway.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident. She said four persons were also critically injured.
Odah said the Peace Mass Transit bus, skidded off the Highway and crashed on a tree.
She noted that preliminary investigations indicated that the tire of the bus bursted before the incident occurred.
The spokesperson also confirmed that the deceased had been deposited in a morgue, while those injured were receiving treatment at the hospital.