Tuesday, January 18

Eleven perish on Anambra bridge

By: Awesome Ekene

Eleven persons lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident along Awka-Ekwulobia Road in Anambra State.

The deceased, including three male adults, one female child and others were
burnt beyond recognition.

The crash which occurred at Agulu lake bridge on Sunday evening, involved an articulated truck, a commercial bus and shuttle bus.

According to eye witnesses, the bus driver who was on speed, overtook wrongfully, and collided with the Mack truck, while the shuttle bus ran into the already collided vehicles.

“Seven people were trapped inside the L300 bus and burnt beyond recognition while five passengers from the shuttle bus were rescue alive and unhurt,” one of them said.

Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed the incident and the casualty figures.

Eleven perish on Anambra bridge 1

While condoling with the deceased families and wishing the injured quick recovery, Irelewuyi urged motoring public to ensure the road was clear before overtaking and also maintain stipulated speed limits.

He said, “A fatal Road traffic crash Occurred at Agulu lake bridge by Awka-Ekwulobia Road today, 26th December, 2021 at about 16:39hrs.

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“The crash involved three vehicles, Mack with no registration number, MIT L300 with registration number: XA857UMN; with about 14 passengers and HIJET bus with registration number: UMZ23XC.

“Probable cause of the fatal crash was attributed wrongful overtaking and excessive speed.

“20 people people were involved in the crash. Four persons, comprising two male adults, and two female adults were injured, while eleven persons, including three male adults, one female child were killed.

“Seven people were trapped inside the L300 bus and burnt beyond recognition while five passengers from the hijet bus were rescue alive and unhurt.

“The injured victims were rushed to St Joseph hospital where four were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and their corpse deposited at the hospital morgue.”

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