Five Die In Tragic Road Accident In Anambra

At least five persons reportedly died in a tragic road accident that occurred at the Odumodu Junction by Nteje, along the Onitsha-Awka Expressway, Anambra State, on Friday morning.

Naija News learnt that the accident involved two vehicles, a Mitsubishi L300 commercial bus with registration number: XE245AWK and a commercial Daf/Leyland truck with registration number: T-19094LA.

Reports had it that no fewer than ten people comprising three male adults and seven female adults, were involved in the accident, which happened around 7:30 a.m.

It was gathered that the container of the truck fell on the commercial bus while the driver was trying to navigate through the failed portion of the road.

The PUNCH quoted an eyewitness as saying that the two vehicles were en route to different locations – one was said to be going to Awka while the other was going to Onitsha.

“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 eyewitness reportedly said.

Confirming the accident, the acting Sector Public Education Officer for Federal Road Safety Corps, Margaret Onabe, told journalists that the probable cause of the fatal crash was attributed to the failed portion of the road.

She said, “10 people comprising three male adults, 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, sympathised 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.”

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