Six persons, Sunday evening, were confirmed dead while 11 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a fatal motor accident that involved a mini white bus belonging to CDO Transport Company with registration number BGT 313 XA and a white truck without a registration number. It occurred about 1710hrs at Nkwelle junction, along Nteje-Onitsha expressway.

Eyewitness reports said the crash occurred as a result of excessive speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually.

According to RC Kamal Musa, acting public education officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, “A total of 17 persons, comprising 11 male adults and six female adults were involved in the crash. Eleven male adults, who sustained varying degrees of injuries were rushed to Iyi-Ene Hospital, Ogidi, by the FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command who deposited the corpses of the dead victims at the morgue after doctors’ confirmation.”

Meanwhile, the sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi, while sending his condolences to the deceased families, warned motorists to adhere strictly to speed limits stipulated by law, and minimize avoidable road crashes, especially these ember months.


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