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Five Dead, Six Injured In Anambra Trailer Accident

…As FRSC Dismisses Allegations Against Soludo Taskforce.

Five persons have so far been confirmed dead and six persons were injured when a heavy trailer crashed at Eke Awgbu market in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Confirming the incident, the State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) dismissed claims from some quarters that the cause of the accident was due to the activities of the Anambra Road Traffic Management Agency (ARTMA) set up by the administration of Governor Charles Soludo while on a chase of the trailer.

According to a press release by the AG Sector Public Education Officer Margret B Onagbe, the accident was caused by the break failure of the trailer which unfortunately crashed into the bush killing five persons and injuring six persons.

“A fatal road traffic crash was recorded today 9th July, 2024 at Green Energy Oil and Gas by Eke Awgbu along Agulu-Agwubu Road. A multiple crashes”

” A Commercial Howo truck with no registration number and a commercial TVS/Tricycle with registration number: NZH84LG”

“A commercial Q/Motor cycle link with registration number: OLU245QV and a private Honda/Motorcycle with no registration number”

“The probable cause of the fatal road traffic crash was excessive Speed/brake failure.”

“According to an eyewitness, the driver of the truck was at speed, had a brake failure, lost control of the vehicle, and collided with the other vehicles at a checkpoint and crashed”

“Eleven persons were involved in the crash comprising (9 male adults, and 2 female adults) 5 male adults and 1 female adult sustained varying degrees of injury and 4 male adults and 1 female adult were killed”

“Before the arrival of the FRSC rescue team from RS5.35 Igboukwu, the injured victims were rushed by a passerby to Referral Health Centre Awgbu and the dead victims were deposited at St Joseph’s Mortuary Adazi Ani”

” The rescue team managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared”

“The Sector Commander Anambra State Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi Commiserated with the family of the dead victims, and sends his prayers to the injured persons”

“He urged motorist to maintain a safe speed, and drive within the speculated speed limit to arrive at their destination alive” the release stated.

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