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Accident claims 3, injures 5 in Anambra



The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that three persons died in a multiple accident on Sunday in Oba in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra, along Owerri-Oraifite-Onitsha Road.

Confirming the incident to journalists in Onitsha, the FRSC Sector Commander in Anambra, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, said that the multiple accident involved eight vehicles.

Irelewuyi said that it involved a commercial motorcycle with no registration number, three yellow tricycles with no registration number, two toyota Hiace commercial buses with no registration number.

He said that other vehicles involved in the accident were a white Mack trailer with no registration number, a navy blue Toyota Camry with no registration number.

The commander attributed the probable cause of the fatal crash to a loss of control as a result of break failure.

According to him, an eyewitness said that tax collectors were stopping tricycles collecting taxes when the driver of the Mack truck failed break, lost control, and rammed into the other vehicles.

“15 people were involved in the crash, five persons injured, comprising three male and two female adults.

“Three persons were killed, comprising two male, one female child and seven people were rescued unhurt.

“Passersby took casualties to the hospital before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from RS5.36 Oraifite Unit Command Anambra,” he said.

The sector commander noted that the scene was tensed as hoodlums and angry mob came with machete protesting towards the revenue collectors for orchestrating the crash.

Irelewuyi sympathised with the families of the dead victims and wished the injured victims quick recovery.

He warned motorists to desist from disobeying traffic rules and regulations by servicing their vehicles to minimum safety standard before plying the road.

Monday Ajogun

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