Raymond Ozoji, Awka
The Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra state says six persons died and eleven others sustained varying degrees of injuries when a mini bus and an articulated vehicle collided on Sunday evening at Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi local government area of Anambra state.
Sector commander of the corps in Anambra state, Mr.Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi, who disclosed it in the First Information Report released by the corps, said it was indeed a black Sunday for victims of the crash and coming at a time when the corps has intensified its public enlightenment campaigns especially as it concerns over-speeding and wrongful driving.
Kumapayi said it was most unfortunate that the sad event occurred but also sent out heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased accident victims and prayed for the repose of their souls while wishing the injured survivors rapid recovery.
The sector commander’s First Information Report on the fatal crash reads thus: “Six people killed and eleven injured in a fatal crash involving a mini white bus belonging to CDO transport company with registration number BGT 313 XA and a white truck without a registration number recorded at 1710hrs this evening 22nd November, 2020 at Nkwelle Junction along Nteje-Onitsha Expressway.
“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of excessive speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually.
“A total of seventeen (17) people (11) Male adults and (6) female adults were involved in the crash. Eleven (11) male adults who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Iyi-Enu Hospital Ogidi by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command who deposited corpses of the dead victims at the morgue after doctor’s confirmation. Road obstruction is being cleared to ensure free flow of traffic.”
The Anambra FRSC boss however warned motorists to maintain stipulated speed limits especially in this ember months season to avoid reoccurrences of fatalities and crashes on the highways.