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Friday, July 13

Woman dies, six injured in Anambra auto crash

A middle-aged woman on Thursday, lost her life while six others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a fatal accident along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Anambra State.

The accident which occurred at about 5.30 pm, close to the Anambra State government house, involved a commercial bus with registration number AWK 166 XX and a Toyota Camry car with registration number, FGG 28 LN.

An eye witness, who identified herself as Chiamaka Ugo, said the Toyota Camry somersaulted into a nearby drainage after ramming into the bus.

She said the victims were rushed to hospital by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who arrived the scene shortly after the accident took place.

Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in the State, Mr Sunday Ajayi, said three of the injured persons were taken to a nearby hospital in Awka.

He however said three others in very critical condition were conveyed with an ambulance belonging FRSC to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.

Ajayi, who blamed the accident on wrongful overtaking and over speeding, appealed to motorists to exercise caution while plying the highway.