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  • News - South East - Ebonyi
  • Updated: February 05, 2024

Ebonyi: Auto crash claims six lives, 11 wounded

Ebonyi: Auto crash claims six lives, 11 wounded

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday confirmed that six persons died in an automobile crash on the Onueke axis at the Afikpo-Abakaliki road in Ebonyi.

The sector commander in Ebonyi, Igwe Nnabuife, said in Abakaliki that the crash involved 17 people and noted that six persons died, while 11 were critically injured.

According to Nnabuife, the crash involved five automobiles, including two articulated vehicles and a commercial bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit.

“It happened around 11:50 a.m. at Onuwedu, Onueke axis, Ezza South local government area of Ebonyi. This is a multiple crash and it was caused by wrong overtaking.

“The dead have been taken to the mortuary at Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, while those injured are receiving treatment.

“We advise drivers to always be patient while driving. Always obey the traffic rules and regulations. Avoid dangerous driving and over-speeding to save lives,” Nnabuife stated. 

(NAN)

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