Fatal road crash claims six in Anambra


(File photo) FRSC rescuing victims at an accident scene: FRSC confirms that 11 persons lost their lives in a ghastly crash along Jebba-Bode Saadu road, Kwara State on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: FRSC Operatives at the scene of a road accident.

No fewer than six people were killed and eleven others injured in a fatal road crash which occurred at Niwelle Junction along Nteje-Onitsha expressway, on Sunday evening.

Eyewitness accounts that the crash occurred as a result of excessive speeding leading to loss of control of a white bus belonging to a transport company with registration number BGT 313 XA and crashing into a white truck without a registration number.

According to Ag. Public Education Officer for Anambra State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Kamal Musa, said a total of 17 people: 11 male adults and six female adults were involved in the crash.

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Eleven (11) male adults who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Iyi – Ene Hospital Ogidi by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command, who also deposited corpses of the dead victims at the morgue after doctor’s confirmation.

Road obstruction was cleared to ensure free flow of traffic.

The Sector Commander, Mr Andrew A Kumapayi while sending his condolences to the deceased families, warned motorists to adhere strictly to speed limits stipulated by law and minimize avoidable crashes this ‘Ember’ months.

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