Five Killed, Six Injured In Anambra Auto Crash


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the tragic death of five people in ghastly motor accident in Anambra State.

The incident which occurred on Tuesday along Agulu-Agwubu Road in Orumba North Local Government Area of the State also left six other people fatally injured.

The multiple accident reportedly involved Commercial truck, commercial TVS/Tricycle with registration number: NZH84LG, commercial Qlink motorcycle with registration number: OLU245QV and a private Honda/Motorcycle.

According to eyewitness account, the truck driver was approaching a checkpoint on a speed when he suddenly lost control following brake failure.

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The FRSC Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, while confirming the incident attributed the cause of the crash to excessive speed/brake failure.

He commiserated with the deceased family and sent his prayers to the injured persons, urging motorist to maintain safe speed and drive within speculated speed limit to arrive their destination alive.

He said, “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 crash.

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“Eleven persons were involved in the crash comprising (9male 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 FRSC rescue team from RS5.35 Igboukwu, the injured victims were rushed by passerby to Referral Health Centre Awgbu and the deceased deposited at St Joseph’s Mortuary Adazi Ani.

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


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