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2 die, 19 escape as truck crashes into four vehicles in Anambra

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By Ihedigbo | self meida writer
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2 die, 19 escape as truck crashes into four vehicles in Anambra

Two persons lost their lives while Six others sustained serious injuries in a multiple Road Traffic Crash along Mike Ajegbo Road, Obosi, Idemili South Local government area of Anambra state.

The accident which occurred around 9am, involved 21 persons and five vehicles including Truck, a Toyota Camry, a Tricycle, a Mitsubishi and a Mercedes Benz 200 saloon car.

The driver of the Truck reportedly lost control due to over-speeding and crashed into other vehicles, leaving two of the passengers dead.

Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Pascal Anigbo, confirmed the incident, blaming it on Speed Limit Violation and Loss of Control.

He said, "The crash which involved a total of Twenty One (21) victims (12 male adults and 9 female adults), was reportedly caused by Speed Limit Violation and Loss of Control.

The five (5) vehicles involved were, a DAF Truck with registration number MAR210XA (who's driver reportedly lost control of, due to over-speeding), a Toyota Camry with registration number BWR807JV, a Tricycle without enlistment number. 

"Others were, a Mitsubishi bus with registration number ZLL530XA belonging to Southeast Mass Transit and a Mercedes Benz 200 saloon car with registration number ALL977ASB.

"The injured victims were rushed to Chukwura Hospital, Obosi by people around the area. The corpse of the dead were deposited at Righteous Undertaker Funeral Home Service Mortuary. 

"FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost are on ground, ensuring free flow of vehicles.

"The Sector Commander FRSC, Andrew A. Kumapayi strongly warns drivers against driving above recommended speed limits.

"They should rather drive with common sense speed limits, to be able to gain control of the vehicle at all times and avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes. 

"He sends his condolences to the families of the killed victims and wishes the injured persons quick recovery."

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