At least five persons are believed to have lost their lives today in an early morning motor accident in Anambra State.
This was confirmed by the Anambra State Federal Road Safety Corps, Sector Command.
The accident which occurred at Nawfia by Awka-Enugu expressway involved a Highlander with registration number: BMR570BE and a Toyota Hiace Bus with no registration number.
According to Margaret Onabe, Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, Anambra State FRSC, the ghastly accident occurred around 6:30 am on Wednesday.
According to an eyewitness report, the bus driver was at speed, lost control, and rammed into the Highlander from behind. They crashed and both vehicles caught fire the occupants of the two vehicles; two male adults and three female adults were burnt completely.
At the time of filing this report, the fire service has been able to put off the fire.
Onabe said that the FRSC Rescue team from RS5.3 Sector Command Awka are on ground managing traffic and ensuring obstruction caused by the crash is removed.
“The Sector Commander Anambra State Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi Commiserate with the families of the dead victims and sends his prayers to the victim's repose souls.
“While he warned Anambra State motorists to avoid over speeding and ensure they keep to recommend limit.
“Speed kills, check your speed and not your watch. Let’s keep our road safe from the crash he warned,” a statement signed by Onabe on behalf of the Sector Commander reads in part.
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