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Trailer crushes 4 to death, injures 12 at police checkpoint in Anambra
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Trailer crushes 4 to death, injures 12 at police checkpoint in Anambra

By: Awesome Ekene Four persons, including a woman and child lost their lives while twelve others were seriously injured in a fatal accident along Ihiala-Onitsha road, Anambra State. The crash which occurred around 3pm opposite a police station involved a trailer and two buses with sixteen persons on board. According to an eye witness, the trailer suddenly rammed into the two buses being checked by police officers in front following brake failure. He said, "The driver of the trailer sighted the police check point, matched his brake which failed him and he rammed into the two buses being checked by the police men in front of him as a result of brake failure. The trailer Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi said the i...
3 injured in Anambra head-on collision
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3 injured in Anambra head-on collision

By: Awesome Ekene Three persons on Saturday sustained varying degrees of injury in a motor accident in Umuokpu, by Awka-Enugu expressway, Anambra State. The crash which occurred around 2.30pm involved a shuttle bus and Toyota Hilux Pickup with four persons on board. According to an eyewitness report, the bus driver was on speed, overtook wrongfully, left his lane, and rammed into the oncoming Hilux which was also on speed, on a single carriage way and crashed. Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi attributed the cause of the crash to wrongful overtaking and speed. He wished the injured victims quick recovery, urging motoring public to ensure the roads were clear before overtaking and also maintain safe speed limit. ...
Two dead, eight injured as bus plunges into river
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Two dead, eight injured as bus plunges into river

Two persons were confirmed dead on Sunday evening when a Toyota Hiace Bus plunged into the River. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that no fewer than eight others sustained varying degrees of injury in the accident that occurred at Ososa River in Ogun State. It was learnt that the incident occurred after J4 Ogbere on the Benin – Ore Expressway in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State. According to the Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command, Florence Okpe who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, the accident occurred at 9.30pm on Sunday following a brake failure which led to loss of control of the vehicle before it plunged into the River. She said the fatal crash involved two vehicles with registration number  AP...
Three dead as SUV collides with cab in Bengaluru
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Three dead as SUV collides with cab in Bengaluru

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Three persons were on Friday confirmed dead in a road accident that occurred at one of the Indian state Bengaluru. The fatal accident on NH-7 on Devanahalli Airport flyover left the three died on the spot, while leaving another two seriously injured. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the Injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Bengaluru. Senior officers as, Joint Commissioner of traffic police, Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda, along with DCP Traffic North, Savitha S along with other officers as, ACP, Ashok and Chikkajala traffic Inspector, Ms.Hamsaveni, and other staff rushed to the scene of the accident to inspect and take record of the situation. Traffic on the busy airport road was however disrupted.  It was learnt that the incide...
Woman crushed, others injured as container-laden truck falls in Anambra
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Woman crushed, others injured as container-laden truck falls in Anambra

By: Awesome Ekene A middle aged woman was on Thursday night crushed to death by a container of an articulated vehicle along Awka-Enugu express way in Anambra State. Five persons reportedly sustained varying degrees of injury in the fatal crash which occurred at Amansea junction by Hausa market. The victims were said to be inside a commercial bus heading towards Awka when the incident happened. According to an eyewitness, the truck driver was carrying container heading to Enugu while the bus driver was heading towards Awka. "Due to the bad road, the truck was not stable and the container fell on the bus and crashed, killing the woman and injuring several others," he said. The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed th...
6 killed, 19 escape as tyre burst causes crash
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6 killed, 19 escape as tyre burst causes crash

No fewer than six persons were killed, while about nineteen others were said to have sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal crash at Durum village on the Bauchi-Kano Road, Bachi State. It was learnt that the accident involved two fully loaded commercial vehicles. The accident which occurred on Monday evening, is coming barely four days after five people were killed and three others sustained injuries in a crash at Gubi village, Bauchi-Kano Road. The accident involved a Volkswagen Sharon vehicle and a tricycle. A total of 18 male adults were involved in the crash at Gubi village. Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi State, Yusuf Abdullahi, said men of the corps got to the accident scene within 20 minutes of being alerted to th...
Two die in BRT and Commercial bus crash
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Two die in BRT and Commercial bus crash

Two people were said to have died, while several others sustained injuries in a crash that involved a Bus Rapid Transit BRT and a commercial bus on the Agege end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos State. It was gathered that the incident happened at Ile-Epo on Sunday, around 8pm when the two vehicles had a head-on collision. According to sources, the Ile-Epo side of the expressway was closed due to the ongoing rehabilitation works on the road, and this prompted the commercial bus driver to drive on the BRT lane. Residents said, drivers are allowed to ply the BRT lane due to the construction work. But they narrated that the bus driver was on a top speed, and overtook other motorists before crashing into the BRT vehicle, which was coming from the opposite direction. A so...
6 die, others in critical condition  in Enugu accident
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6 die, others in critical condition in Enugu accident

Six persons have lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Independence Layout Enugu in the evening hours of Thursday. Three other persons are said to be in critical condition in an undisclosed hospital. Eyewitness account claimed that the accident occurred when a Mercedes Benz Water Tanker, with registration no: EDA 166 XB, lost control due to brake failure, while descending the hill towards Nza Street by Bush Bar at the said location, and ran into parked tricycles. He said that the crash resulted to immediate death of four female and two males persons at the scene of the accident. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Enugu State Command of NPF, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP) has confirmed the incident. He said that the lifeless bodies of the accident victims wer...
Anambra fatal crash claims two, injures two
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Anambra fatal crash claims two, injures two

Two persons lost their lives while two others were seriously injured in a fatal accident along Awka-Enugu expressway in Ukpo, Anambra state. The crash which occurred near Zone 13 police station involved a salon car and Honda Pilot with four persons on board. An eye witness said the driver of the Honda drove against traffic and rammed into the Toyota on a single carriage way. Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed the incident, attributing the crash to Route Violation. He sympathized with the deceased families and wished the injured victims quick recovery, urging motoring public to desist from route violations. He said, "A fatal Crash occurred at Ukpo around zone 13 police station by Awka-Enu Express way today 30th October, 2021 at abo...
35 escape as 4 vehicles crash at UNIZIK
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35 escape as 4 vehicles crash at UNIZIK

Thirty-five persons escaped death on Saturday in a multiple auto crash at Nnamdi Azikiwe University junction by Awka-Onitsha Express way, Anambra state. The crash which occurred around 11.15am involved four vehicles comprising two buses and two trucks An eye witness said the crash was caused by excessive speed. Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Adeoye Irelewuyi said no casualty nor death was recorded in the crash. He urged motoring public to maintain Safe Speed limit, stressing that, "Traffic rules and regulations must be maintained always" He said, "A minor Crash occurred at Unizik Junction by Awka-Onitsha Express way today 23rd October, 2021 at about 11:15hours. The crash involved four vehicles. BUSMake: TOYOTAType: HIAC...
Mc Eve aka energy goddess reportedly dies in car crash
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Mc Eve aka energy goddess reportedly dies in car crash

Popular Lagos event host, Evelyn Adewunmi, aka Mc Eve has reportedly died in a car crash. According to an online report sighted by The Daily Vendor Newspaper on Thursday, the event host, famously called The Energy Goddess, was in a car with her boyfriend on October 12, when they were involved in an accident along the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos. “The boyfriend, who was driving, was unhurt but Eve was critically injured. She was rushed to a nearby private hospital but didn’t make it,” the report said. It was learnt that Mc Eve about a month ago hosted Toyin Lawani’s wedding. And had before the tragedy worked with various Nigeiran celebrities, who have now reportedly taken to their respective Instagram accounts to mourn her.
Three killed, 9 injured in Anambra crash
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Three killed, 9 injured in Anambra crash

Three persons lost their lives while nine others sustained varying degrees of injury in two separate fatal crashes along Ihialla- Onitsha expressway in Anambra state. Two persons reportedly died in one of the crashed that occurred along Ihialla- Onitsha Express way, Okija, while one died in One of the crashes involved a mercedes trailer and Toyota Hiace bus with nine persons on board, while the other involved The bus driver of Hiace bus was reportedly counting money while driving on excessive speed and rammed into the parked trailer which had a tyre burst. Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi said the fatal crash was attributed to loss of control and excessive speed. He sympathized with the deceased families, and wish...
Two die in Anambra accident
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Two die in Anambra accident

A yet to be identified woman and a female child on Sunday died in a fatal bus accident that occurred at Uli on the ever busy Ihialla-Onitsha Road at about 12.35pm. The Ag. Director of Public Education of the Anambra State Sector of FRSC, Margaret B. Onabe (DRC) revealed this in a press release. Onabe said that the crash involved a Nissan Caravan bus, with registration number: ACA 989 ZW belonging to ONYEMAECHI Transport Company. She pointed out that the probable cause of the crash was attributed to tyre burst. Onabe said that eye witness account indicated that the driver of the bus lost control as a result of tyre burst and crashed. Twelve people comprising five male adults, five female adults, one male child, and a female child according to her were involved in the crash i...
Woman dies, seven others injured in Anambra accident
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Woman dies, seven others injured in Anambra accident

A female passenger lost her life while seven sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal accident at T-junction Eziowelle by Nteje-old road, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. The crash which occurred around 5pm on Friday, involved two vehicles, a mistibushi L300 bus and a Toyota Camry car with eleven persons on board. According to an eye witness, the driver of the Camry was on speed, lost control, entered the lane of the bus driver and rammed into the bus as both were coming from opposite direction on a single carriage way. Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Adeoye Irelewuyi said deceased was confirmed dead by the doctor while the corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary. He sympathized with the deceased family, urging motor...
Five women, others injured as buses collide in Anambra
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Five women, others injured as buses collide in Anambra

Seven persons on Tuesday sustained varying degrees of injury following a head-on collision at Nawfia, along Awka-Onisha expressway in Anambra State. The crash which occurred around 4.30pm, involved two vehicles with seventeen persons on board. According to eye witness report, the driver of the Toyota Hiace bus drove against traffic and rammed into the oncoming Sienna space wagon car. Confirming the incident, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi attributed the cause of the crash to Route Violation, saying no death was recorded in the crash. He urged motorists and other road users to desist from Route Violations as it amounts to dangerous driving; especially during the EMBER Months, so as to reduce casualties on our highway. He said, "A Serious C...
Speeding cyclist dies after crashing into truck in Anambra
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Speeding cyclist dies after crashing into truck in Anambra

A commercial motorcyclist lost his life while his passenger was injured in a fatal motor accident at Nteje, along Awka-Onitsha expressway. The crash which occurred at about 12:24pm on Tuesday, involved a Jencheng private Motorcycle with Registration number: ZLL 108 QU and blue Mercedes 911 Truck with registration number; GDD630XA. An eye witness attributed the crash to speed, saying, "The driver of the motorcycle was on speed, lost control while trying to overtake the Mercedes Truck, and crashed into the Truck." Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi told The Daily Vendor Newspaper that a male cyclist was killed in the crash while a female passenger was injured. He urged motorist to desist from speeding and ensure the road...
One dies five injured as tanker rams into vehicles in Anambra
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One dies five injured as tanker rams into vehicles in Anambra

One person lost his life while five others were injured in a fatal accident at Immigration junction, along Awka-Enugu express way, Anambra state. The accident which occurred weekend around 2.10pm involved three vehicles, an Iveco Tanker, a white Mistibushi Bus with registration number; XA 482 MKH and a Blue private Peugeot Salon Car with registration number; AJG 652 AA. An eye witness said the tanker lost control following brake failure and rammed into the bus and private car, killing one of the passengers and leaving five with varying degrees of injury. Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi said the corpse has been deposited at the morgue while the injured were taken to a nearby hospital. He commiserated with the dec...
4 injured, 8 escape as two buses crash near Anambra lake
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4 injured, 8 escape as two buses crash near Anambra lake

Four passengers sustained varying degrees of injury while eight escaped unhurt in a motor accident in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. The crash which occurred near Agulu lake involved white Toyota Hummer bus with registration number: XZ320PHD and a white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number: MKD 974XB. According to eyewitness, the crash was as a result of break failure, which led to loss of control. "The Enugu South Transport company vehicle failed brake and lost control, as the driver was trying to maneuver, he crashed into the oncoming vehicle," the witness said. Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi who confirmed the crash, said no death was recorded. He said the four injured persons are currently receiving treat...
Two women die, four injured in Anambra fatal crash
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Two women die, four injured in Anambra fatal crash

Two women lost their lives, while four others sustained varying degrees of injury in a fatal crash in Obinetiti Awkuzu, along Nteje-Awka expressway, Anambra state. The accident which occurred 1pm, involved 1722 Mercedes and a Sienna bus with ten persons on board. An eyewitness said the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking of the Sienna bus which led to loss of control. Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi said the bodies of the deceased were deposited at the hospital by FRSC Rescue team from Nteje Unit Command. He urged motorists to avoid wrongful overtaking, insisting they should overtake only when it was safe to do so. He said, "A fatal traffic crash happened by Obinetiti Awkuzu at Nteje-Awka e...
Truck rams into pickup at Amawbia flyover
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Truck rams into pickup at Amawbia flyover

An unidentified driver of purple coloured Mercedes Benz Tipper with registration number AJI 285 YQ on Thursday at about 5.00pm had a serious road traffic crash with unidentified driver of a pickup Hijet Ash colour with registration number NSH171YJ at Amawbia flyover by Emma Pet filing station. The Public Education Officer of Anambra State Sector FRSC, Florence N. Edor(CRC) reaveled this in a press statement. Edor said that eyewitness report indicated that the tipper driver while speeding lost control and rammed into the pickup at the flyover. She said that five male adults were involved in the crash noting that three of the male adults sustained varying degrees of injury and was rushed to unidentified hospital by some good Samaritans before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Aw...
Trailer accident claims one in Anambra [PHOTO]
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Trailer accident claims one in Anambra [PHOTO]

An fatal accident between a white Mercedes Benz 608 and a Shacman trailer which happened on Thursday morning has claimed the life of one of the victims. The Public Education Officer of the Anambra State Sector of FRSC, Florence N. Edor revealed this in a press release. She said that the fatal accident happened at about 8.55am by Ndikpo village, opposite Ken Maduako filling station Uli in Ihiala Local Government Area. Edor said that eyewitness report indicated that the crash was caused by over speeding and loss of control which led to head-on collision. "Two male adults were involved in the crash. The driver of the Mercedes Benz 608 was rushed to hospital by the Nigeria Police team from Uli and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body deposited at Ark Angels Mortua...
2 escape death by a whisker in Anambra accident
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2 escape death by a whisker in Anambra accident

Two persons on Thursday escaped death by a whisker as they were involved in a serious road accident that occurred in the early hour of Thursday at about 4.00am. The Public Education Officer of the Anambra State Sector of FRSC, Florence N.Edor made this known in a press release. She said that two vehicles, an unidentified driver of a Toyota Sienna with registration number AGL 21 YA and another unidentified driver of Toyota Sienna with registration number RSH 22 XA were involved in the crash. Edor said that eyewitness report indicated that the accident was caused by inadequate warning signs by the construction company handling the ongoing road rehabilitation along Awka Enugu express way. She said that two vehicles belonging to Transport company of Anambra State (TRACAS) rammed i...
2 die in Anambra road accident
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2 die in Anambra road accident

Two persons have reportedly died in a lone accident that occurred on Saturday at about 7.00pm at Obiuno Road, Ekwulobia, Anambra State. The Public Education Officer of FRSC in the state, Florence N.Edor(SRC) revealed this in a press release. She noted that an unidentified driver of a Lexus ES350 car with registration number KSF 403 GD was responsible for the fatal crash in which a total of four persons were involved in the crash compressing two male adults and two female adults. Eyewitness account according to Edor indicated that the driver was on a top speed and lost control, knocked down two women crossing the road and crashed into a building by the side of the road. One male and a female adult she noted sustained varying degrees of injuries and were taken to Apex hospit...
Accident caused by govt revenue collectors claims four lives in Onitsha
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Accident caused by govt revenue collectors claims four lives in Onitsha

Four pedestrians were on Wednesday morning crushed dead in Onitsha, Anambra State in an accident caused by government revenue collectors. This fact was made public by the Public Education Officer of the Anambra State Sector of FRSC, Florence N. Edor (SRC) in a press statement. Edor said that at about 7.30am four female pedestrians were crushed to death by a blue M/ Benz truck with registration number XF 259 UNZ driven by an un identified driver. She said that an eyewitnesses account indicated that the truck driver had a disagreement with the revenue collectors at Upper Iweka flyover and the truck rolled back and crushed the four female hawkers along the road. The FRSC Public Education Officer said that rescue team from her organization, Nigeria Army and Nigeria Police rush...
Two hospitalized as Lorry crashes in Onitsha
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Two hospitalized as Lorry crashes in Onitsha

By: Ikechukwu Okafor Two persons were hospitalized on Monday following an accident that occurred at Lagos Park, Onitsha in Anambra State. The lone accident involved a Mercedes Benz Lorry with registration number UKP 761 XA driven by one Mr Ogubike Sunday Chukwudi. Sector Public Education Officer of theFederal Road Safety Corps in Anambra, Edor Florence in a statement made available to FOX CHANNEL said a total of four male adults were on board the vehicle at the time of the crash. Florence said two male adults sustained varying degree of injury and was rushed to St John Hospital at Upper Iweka, by FRSC rescue team from the Upper Iweka Outpost. An eyewitness said the Lorry driver lost control of the vehicle while on top speed which led to the crash. The FRSC Sector Co...
16 people escape death as commercial bus somersaults in Anambra
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16 people escape death as commercial bus somersaults in Anambra

Sixteen people escaped death in an accident that occurred at Agulu in Aniocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. This information was made public by the Public Education Officer of the Anambra State Sector of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence N. Edor. Edor, who said the accident occurred on Tuesday noted that an unidentified driver of a Mitsubishi commercial bus with registration number AAH 221 XA and Unidentified driver of Toyota Hilux pick up had a serious multiple road traffic crash near Golden Tulip Hotel Agulu. She said that information reaching her indicated that the road traffic crash was as a result of excessive speeding leading to loss of control. Edor said thirteen males and three females were involved in the crash. One female adult according to her sus...
Injured victims refuse treatment as 27 escape death in Anambra multiple accident
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Injured victims refuse treatment as 27 escape death in Anambra multiple accident

Twenty seven people on Saturday escaped death by the whiskers when they were involved in a multiple accident. The accident which involved sid vehicles happened at Obosi by Slaughter of Idemili North local government area of Anambra State. The victims are unidentified drivers of Toyota Hiace bus with registration number UGB 16 ZQ, unidentified driver of Toyota Highlander Jeep with registration number AAA 861 FA and Unidentified driver of Toyota 4 Runner jeep with registration number YAB33TD. Others includes, unidentified driver of Toyota Hiace bus with registration number AKL 330 XA , Unidentified driver of Volkswagen car with registration number AQ535GDD and Unidentified driver Mercedes Benz 608 with registration number KTU 733 XZ. Eyewitness report indicated that the cras...
Speeding driver losses control, kills child in Anambra
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Speeding driver losses control, kills child in Anambra

A male Child was on Tuesday knocked down and killed by an unidentified driver of a Toyota Sienna Space wagon car with registration number LSR 748 GN. The fatal accident occurred when the child was crossing the road along Ihiala road opposite Starch mill ULI Ihiala at about 2.00pm. Report has it that the crash was as a result of excessive speeding and loss of control. The male child was said to have been rushed to God's Favour Specialist Hospital by FRSC rescue team from Ihiala command but was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty. Meanwhile, The Anambra State Sector Commander of FRSC, Andrew A Kumapayi(CC) has sent his condolences to the deceased family. Kumapayi has again warned motorist to avoid speeding especially in built up areas. He also advised motorists to us...
One dies in Motorcycle crash in Anambra
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One dies in Motorcycle crash in Anambra

A pillion has died in a lone fatal motorcycle crash by SARS office, Awkuzu in Oyi local government area of Anambra State on Christmas day. The Anambra State FRSC Public Education Officer (PEO) Florence N.Edor(SRC) said that at about 11.30 am on Christmas day, an unidentified Cater Motorcycle Rider with registration number PMG259QA had a lone crash by SARS Office at Awkuzu junction. She said that reports indicated that two male adults on a motorcycle had a lone crash as a result of excessive speeding and lost control. One of the victims sustained varying degree of injuries and was taken to Chira hospital by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command. The pillion was also taken to the same hospital and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. The Anambra State Sector Comma...
One dead, two hospitalized in Anambra road accident
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One dead, two hospitalized in Anambra road accident

A yet to be identified man has died in a fatal accident that occurred along Nnobi-Ojoto Road on Tuesday morning. Florence N.Edor the Anambra State FRSC Sector Public Enlightenment Officer (SPEO) made this known in a press release. She said that an unidentified driver of a truck without registration number carrying drinks climbing hill Jackknifed and blocked the road. The SPEO said that unsuspecting Tanker driver without registration number and a bus with registration number AA904JJT crashed into the stationery vehicle. Eyewitness account said that a total of six male adults were on board while two male adults who sustained varying degrees of injuries were taking to Our Ladies Hospital Umuoji by sympathizers. A male adult was also confirmed dead by the doctor at the hosp...