Road accident kills five in Anambra

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Five individuals were tragically killed in a road accident at the Odumodu Junction near Nteje, along the Onitsha-Awka Expressway in Anambra State, this past Friday.

The accident implicated two vehicles: a Mitsubishi L300 commercial bus bearing the registration number XE245AWK and a commercial Daf/Leyland truck registered as T-19094LA.

 

According to reports, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the accident transpired due to the truck’s container toppling onto the commercial bus. This happened as the driver was maneuvering through a deteriorated section of the road.

Eyewitnesses on-site relayed that the two vehicles were headed towards separate destinations; one was bound for Awka, while the other was en route to Onitsha.

The crash involved approximately ten individuals, including three adult males and seven adult females.

According to reports, it was said, “Five persons, all female, were killed, while two male adults and two female adults sustained various degrees of injuries and one male adult was rescued unhurt.”

“The two vehicles got to the spot at the same time and due to the weight of the truck, the container fell on the bus and crashed.”

The acting Sector Public Education Officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Margaret Onabe, confirmed the accident in a statement released on Friday.

Onabe indicated that the likely reason for the tragic collision was the deteriorated section of the road.

She said, “10 people comprising three male adults, and seven female adults were involved in the crash. Five female adults were killed while male adults and two female adults sustained varying degrees of injuries and one male adult was rescued unhurt.”

“The FRSC rescue team from RS5.33 Nteje took the injured victims to Divine Care Hospital, Umunya for medical attention, while the dead victims were taken to Chira Hospital for doctor’s confirmation before deposition at New Jerusalem Mortuary, Nteje.”

“As of the time of this report, the sector commander in collaboration with the unit commander in Nteje is making efforts to remove the obstruction caused by the crash.”

“The Sector Commander Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, sympathized with the families of the dead victims and prayed for their repose souls, he also wished the injured victims quick recovery.”

“He urged motorist to drive with caution and be observant of their environment when driving. Drive to Arrive Alive.”