Tragedy was averted on Saturday night as a commercial bus travelling within Aba, Abia state plunged into a gully created in the middle of a busy road in the city.
No life was lost as the commercial bus driver who was identified as Daniel Victor said the incident occurred around 10 pm on Saturday when he had already closed for work and was returning home.
The bus driver said he passed through the road in the daytime and there was no ditch on it and with that mindset, when it started raining in the night and was going home, he never had in mind there was any danger.
He said: “So, when suddenly I saw the gully, I held my break, but it was too late because I was very close to it. The slippery surface of the road occasioned by the rain fall could not allow the break I applied to hold.”
Victor who was miraculously save from the accident, lamented the attitude of some youths who pretended to have come to rescue him but ended up beating him up and collecting his phone, money he made for the day and his bus’ battery.
Police had barricaded the area and advised commuters to make use of alternative routes as that portion of the road has become a death trap.