Four persons have been confirmed dead in an accident involving three vehicles at Nigeria’s Anambra State.
The incident happened at Obosi, along Onitsha-Owerri road in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra.
Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, who confirmed the incident in Awka on Monday, said the accident occurred “at about noon”.
“Preliminary findings show that it was caused by brake failure and loss of control,” he said.
The FRSC official said that a total of 13 persons – eight males and five females – were involved in the accident with four of them killed in the crash.
He said that four persons, who sustained injuries, were rushed to Unity Hospital, Obosi, by FRSC rescue team from Oraifite Unit Command, while bodies of the deceased were deposited at the hospital’s morgue.
Kumapayi urged motorists to ensure regular maintenance of their vehicles and ensure they met minimum safety standards before entering the road.
He said, “At about 1130hrs this morning (Monday), a multiple fatal crash as a result of break failure and loss of control involving a red 911 M/Benz with registration number JJT 168 XG , a Toyota Camry car with registration number FST 122 DQ and a white Toyota Hiace bus belonging to Izuchukwu Motors with registration number ABN 430 YN was recorded at Obosi slaughter near Obosi police division along Onitsha – Owerri road.
“A total of 13 people, consisting of eight male adults and five female adults were involved in the Crash. Two male adults and two female adults who sustained varying degrees of injury were rushed to Unit Hospital Obosi, by the FRSC rescue team from Oraifite Unit Command and four corpses deposited at the Morgue after they were confirmed dead by a medical doctor in the hospital.”
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