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One Die, Eight Injured In Anambra Road Crash

Two God is Good Logistics vehicles and the driver of a commercial bus, a Nissan Caravan, were reportedly involved in the midday road incident.

 

A front tyre burst, according to an eyewitness, caused the Ford driver to lose control of the vehicle while traveling at a fast speed, crashing into the back of the Nissan that was in front of him.

 

According to reports, the tragedy involved 11 people, seven adult males and four adult females, two of whom were recovered safely, one adult man died, and the remaining four adult males and four adult females were injured.

 

Margaret Onabe, the state’s acting Sector Public Education Officer for the Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed this development by saying that the fatal incident was most likely caused by speed and a loss of control.

 

Onabe said, “A commercial driver identified as Francis Basil with a black Ford E-250 bus with registration number No: JJJ842YG belonging to God is Good Logistics, and a driver of a custom Nissan Caravan commercial bus identified as Orjiwuru Augustine with registration number: TTK518XA was involved in a fatal road traffic crash two poles before Ihiala LGA Secretariat by Owerri-Ihiala Expressway today March 5, 2024, at about 12:00hrs.

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“According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the Ford vehicle was at speed, one of his front tyres pulled off, he lost control and finally crashed into the back of the Nissan that was in front.

 

“11 people comprising seven male adults and four female adults were involved in the crash. One male adult was killed, while four male adults and four female adults were injured and two people were rescued unhurt.

 

“The FRSC rescue team from RS5.34 Ihiala Unit Command Anambra State rushed the victims to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala where one male adult was confirmed dead and his corpse deposited at the same hospital mortuary.

 

“The team in conjunction with policemen from Ihiala Divisional Police Station towed the crashed vehicles to the police station. Obstruction cleared and normalcy in human and vehicular movement restored.”

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