Auto crash claims one in Anambra


A female passenger has been confirmed dead in an accident involving two vehicles opposite Ihembosi Junction, Okija along Owerri Road, Anambra State.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Anambra State, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed the accident to newsmen in Awka on Thursday.

Irelewuyi said that the suspected cause of the accident was route violation and speeding.

He said that the crash involved a Nissan commercial bus belonging to Rivers Joy Mass Transit and a Nissan Pathfinder Jeep with an unidentified registration number.

The sector commander quoted eyewitness as saying that the Nissan Pathfinder Jeep and the Rivers Joy Mass Transit vehicle collided, after which the bus driver lost control of his vehicle, and it somersaulted

“A total of 10 persons comprising four male adults, five female adults and a male child, were involved in the crash.

“One female adult was killed, a male adult and a female adult were injured while the other seven were rescued unhurt.

“The victims were rushed to F.S Kings Hospital, Umuohi in Ihembosi by the community youths while the dead victim was deposited at the hospital’s mortuary,” he said.

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