A tragic accident has occurred on Friday night after a bus carrying 30 passengers plunged into the Ezeiyiaku River in Akaeze, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

About fifteen persons have been confirmed dead following the accident which happened along the Akaeze axis of the Afikpo-Okigwe highway.

However, five of the passengers were rescued alive but some are recuperating at the hospital and others still missing.

It was gathered that the victims were members of the Christ Peculiar Assembly Church, Enugu, who were returning from the burial of one of their members at Owutu Edda, in Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.

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