Multiple auto-crash claims 11 lives in Anambra

  Eleven people were confirmed dead on Boxing Day, in an accident involving three cars on Agulu Lake Bridge by Awka-Ekwulobia Road in Anaoch...


 

Eleven people were confirmed dead on Boxing Day, in an accident involving three cars on Agulu Lake Bridge by Awka-Ekwulobia Road in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The State’s Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirming the incident to journalists in Awka, said that the accident occurred at about 5.00 pm on Sunday.

Irelewuyi reported that 20 persons were involved in the accident, which was caused by speed and wrongful overtaking.

“The crash involved a Mack truck with no registration number and a Mitsubishi L300 bus marked XA 857 UMN, carrying 14 passengers,” Irelewuyi said.

“While the third vehicle involved in the accident is a Hijet Shuttle bus, with registration number UMZ23XC, occupied by five persons.

“A witness report indicates that the driver of the Mitsubishi Bus was speeding and when he overtook wrongfully, collided with the truck and went into flames, while the shuttle bus ran into the already collided vehicles,” he said.

Irelewuyi said that four people, including a female child and three male adults rescued alive, were later confirmed dead at St. Joseph Hospital, Agulu.

He added that the passengers in the Mitsubishi bus were trapped in the fire where seven people were burnt beyond recognition, while five passengers in the shuttle bus were rescued alive and unhurt.

According to him, their corpses were deposited at the hospital morgue.

He said that the FRSC rescue team from Nanka were on the ground to divert traffic, adding that efforts were being made to evacuate the burnt bodies and clear the obstruction caused by the accident.

The Sector Commander, who condoled with the families of the dead victims, urged motorists to make sure that the road was free and safe before overtaking.

COMMENTS

INNER POST ADS 2

Name

BBNaija,2809,Business,2746,CampusGist,1036,Celeb,4898,celebrities,240,Comedy,8,CONFESSION,11,Education,2488,Entertainment,6469,Fashion,367,Featured,626,Gist,2037,Health,735,Interview,1,Job,3,Lifestyle,874,Music,154,MY STORY,37,News,89234,Opinion,1002,Poem,10,Politics,14690,Relationship,210,Sponsored Contents,32,Sports,19175,Style & Travel,47,Success Stories,265,Technology,342,Video,114,
ltr
item
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News: Multiple auto-crash claims 11 lives in Anambra
Multiple auto-crash claims 11 lives in Anambra
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dXsoXjturqM/Yclni2cfY1I/AAAAAAACU0c/fiP1FJ0el9E2lmkW7wEtm7cL3joj5E-4QCNcBGAsYHQ/w530-h331/accident.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dXsoXjturqM/Yclni2cfY1I/AAAAAAACU0c/fiP1FJ0el9E2lmkW7wEtm7cL3joj5E-4QCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w530-c-h331/accident.jpg
Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/12/multiple-auto-crash-claims-11-lives-in.html
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/
http://www.sagagist.com.ng/2021/12/multiple-auto-crash-claims-11-lives-in.html
true
3363430711841052055
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content