28th December, 2021
A ghastly crash involving a truck, a shuttle bus and a 14-seater at Agulu Lake Bridge, Awka-Ekwulobia Road in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State has claimed the lives of eight people.
Engr. Martin Agbili, Director, Anambra State Fire Service, who announced the ghastly crash in a statement blamed the deadly accident which happened on Sunday on wrongful overtaking and excessive speed.
“At about 1627hrs (4.27 pm) of Sunday 26-12-2021, we (Anambra State Fire Service, Awka, Nigeria) received a distress call of fire incident at the Agulu Lake bridge.
“The fire outbreak was a result of head-on collision (road crash) involving a trailer (a full load of chipping), a Shuttle and a Mitsubishi Bus (all carrying a full load of passengers) due to wrong overtaking of one of the vehicles.
“Our fire truck and Firefighters were deployed to the fire incident scene immediately. About eight (8) passengers were confirmed dead while some others were rushed to the hospital,” he said.