Three die, eight injure as Lagos bound bus rams into stationary lorry in Anambra


Three persons have died and eight persons sustained varying degrees of injury in a crash involving a bus and a lorry at the Amansea section of the Awka-Enugu old road this Saturday.

According to a statement by the spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Anambra State Sector command, RC Paschal Anigbo, the crash which occurred just after the Cow market involved a stationary DAF lorry with registration number GGE167XP suspected to be faulty and a Toyota Hummer Bus with registration number BAL 266XA.

The statement disclosed that an eyewitness account reported that the crash occurred around 6.00am and that the bus was on top speed when rammed into the stationary lorry.

The bus said to be driven by a man simply identified as Ibrahim was said to be travelling to Lagos from Jalingo, Taraba state capital when the incident occurred.

“The area has been cordoned off and traffic control is ongoing. The FRSC team has also rushed the injured victims to Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku. The dead are also being evacuated to the same hospital.

“The Sector Commander, Anambra State Sector Command, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi consoles with the family of the dead and wishes the injured victims speedy recovery. He advises motorists to ensure they place adequate caution signs whenever their vehicles breakdown along the road”, the statement concluded.

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