At least, 13 persons, including a naval officer, lost their lives in a fatal road accident around Emohua area of the East-West Road in Rivers State.

The incident occurred when a Hiace bus loaded with 14 passengers had a head-on collision with a pail loader.

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The pail loader, it was learnt, skidded off the road and swerved onto the path of the oncoming bus.

A woman, who was identified as a naval personnel, was among those who lost their lives in the road accident, which happened after Choba Bridge.

Confirming the accident, the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, said the only survivor had severe burns and had been rushed to a nearby hospital.

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