The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday confirmed that six
persons died in an accident involving a truck and three other vehicles
along Amawbia-Agulu road in Awka.
Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the FRSC sector Commander in Anambra, who
confirmed the accident, said that 17 other persons sustained injuries in
the accident which occurred at about 8.00 a.m.
Kumapayi explained that the driver of an articulated vehicle with
registration number XB 283 MBA lost control and rammed into three other
He said that the other vehicles are Toyota Space with registration
number XC 109 UKP, Toyota Corolla, FST 939 AY and Sienna with
registration number ENU 837 CP.
The sector commander said that 23 people were involved in the accident.
“Our rescue team arrived at the scene around 10.45 a.m. after we
were contacted. A total of 23 persons were involved in the crash, six
died – five males and a female, while 17 others sustained various
degrees of injuries. The corpses have been deposited at the mortuary in a
general hospital in the area, while other injured persons are receiving
treatment at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital at Agulu,’’ he said.