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Truck Crush 5 Passengers, Injure 6 at Security Checkpoint in Anambra



By Praise Chinecherem

Five persons on Tuesday lost their lives while six were injured in a multiple motor accident along Agulu-Agwubu Road in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The crash which occurred around 9:55am involved Commercial truck, commercial TVS/Tricycle with registration number: NZH84LG, commercial Qlink motorcycle with registration number: OLU245QV and a private Honda/Motorcycle.

An eyewitness who simply identified himself as Ugochi said the truck driver was approaching a checkpoint on a speed when he suddenly lost control following brake failure.

“The truck collided with the other vehicles at the check point and crashed,” he said.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi 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.

“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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