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Two dead, six injured Onitsha auto crash

Two persons died while six others were badly injured on Monday in multiple accidents involving five vehicles on Mike Ajegbo Road, Obosi in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Andrew Kumapayi, told newsmen in Awka that the accident occurred about 9 am.

According to Kumapayi, the driver of the truck marked MAR 210 XA, allegedly lost control due to speed and rammed into four other vehicles.

“The truck rammed into a Toyota Camry with registration number BWR 807 JV, a Tricycle without enlistment number, a Mitsubishi bus marked ZLL 530 XA belonging to Southeast Mass Transit and a Mercedes Benz 200 saloon car with registration number ALL 977 ASB.

“The crash involved a total of 21 persons – 12 male adults and nine female adults. Two male adults lost their lives while six others sustained serious injuries.

“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Righteous Undertaker Funeral Home Service Mortuary and the injured victims were rushed to Chukwura Hospital, Obosi by sympathisers before FRSC officials arrived,’’ Kumapaiyi said.

According to him, rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost were also at the scene to ensure free-flow of traffic.

He also sent his condolences to the families of the dead, adding that motorists should avoid driving above recommended speed limits.

“Drivers should drive with common sense and adhere to speed limits so as to have control over their vehicle at all times and avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes and deaths,” he added.

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