The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu, SP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday.
Amaraizu noted that the incident happened on Sunday evening at 8pm.
He said that the accident occurred on Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway in Awgu Local Government Area.
“The incident occurred when an articulated vehicle conveying a caterpillar and a 508 mini-bus had a head-on collision.
“The passengers of the mini-bus were believed to be worshipers,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the corpses of the nine persons had been deposited at the mortuary of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla near Enugu.
According to him, the 12 persons critically injured had been rushed to the UNTH for medical attention.
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