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General News of Monday, 24 January 2022


Five vehicles crash in Anambra, two men killed, 11 injured

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A multiple auto crash occurred at the Asaba Park, Upper Iweka by Awka-Onitsha Expressway on Sunday.

Five vehicles were involved in the crash which was attributed to brake failure.

According to an eyewitness account, a DAF truck driver with registration number XC 416 PK, lost control as a result of brake failure and rammed into other vehicles before.

About 22 people, comprising 13 male adults, seven female adults, one male child and one female child, were involved in the crash. Two people died in the accident while 11 people sustained injuries.

As of the time of filing this report, the injured victims have been rushed to the Toronto Hospital, Boromie by the Federal Road Safety Corps rescue team.

The two male adults were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. The deceased’s corpses have been deposited at the hospital mortuary.

The state Sector Commander, FRSC, Adeoye Irelewuyi, commiserated with the family of the dead victims.

He urged motorists to ensure that their vehicles comply with minimal safety standards before driving.

“Traffic rules and regulations must be obeyed at all times,” he added.

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