On Friday, a car accident along the Onitsha-Awka Motorway in Anambra State’s Odumodu Junction by Nteje claimed the lives of five people.
Two vehicles were involved in the collision: a commercial Daf/Leyland lorry with the licence plate T-19094LA and a Mitsubishi L300 bus with the licence plate XE245AWK.
According to reports, the commercial bus was struck by the truck’s container while it was being driven through the collapsed section of the road at around 7:30 in the morning.
Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that the two vehicles were travelling in different directions; one was reportedly headed to Awka, while the other was headed to Onitsha.
The crash included about 10 people, including three adult males and seven adult females.
The source said, “Five persons, all female, were killed, while two male adults and two female adults sustained various degrees of injuries and one male adult was rescued unhurt.
“The two vehicles got to the spot at the same time and due to the weight of the truck, the container fell on the bus and crashed.”
Margaret Onabe, the Federal Road Safety Corps’ acting sector public education officer, confirmed the accident in a statement on Friday.
According to Onabe, the failed section of the road was the most likely culprit in the deadly collision.
She said, “10 people comprising three male adults, seven female adults were involved in the crash. Five female adults were killed while male adults and two female adults sustained varying degrees of injuries and one male adult was rescued unhurt.
“The FRSC rescue team from RS5.33 Nteje took the injured victims to Divine Care Hospital, Umunya for medical attention, while the dead victims were taken to Chira Hospital for doctor’s confirmation before deposition at New Jerusalem Mortuary, Nteje.
“As of the time of this report, the sector commander in collaboration with the unit commander in Nteje is making efforts to remove the obstruction caused by the crash.
“The Sector Commander Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, sympathised with the families of the dead victims and prayed for their repose souls, he also wished the injured victims quick recovery.
“He urged motorist to drive with caution and be observant of their environment when driving. Drive to Arrive Alive.”
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