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Tanker rams into vehicles in Anambra, killing one: FRSC

The accident involved an Iveco tanker, a white Mitsubishi bus, and a blue Peugeot saloon car, with a total of six persons.

• August 29, 2021
Accident scene
Accident scene

An accident involving three vehicles claimed the life of one adult male at Immigration Junction on Awka-Enugu expressway, Anambra, on Saturday.

The state commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Adeola Irelewuyi, confirmed the accident, which he said occurred at about 2:30 p.m.

“The crash involved an Iveco tanker without registration number, a white Mitsubishi bus with registration number XA482MKH and a blue, private Peugeot saloon car with registration number AJG652AA.

“Eyewitness reports reaching us indicate that the brake of the tanker failed. The driver lost control of the tanker and rammed into two other vehicles.

“A total of six persons were involved in the crash, comprising four male adults and two female adults.

“Three male adults and the two female adults sustained some degree of injury and were taken to Chukwuemeka Odimegu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, by an FRSC rescue team from Awka.

“Meanwhile, one male adult was taken to the same hospital, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. His body has been deposited at the mortuary,” he said.

While condoling with the family of the deceased, Mr Irelewuyi urged motorists to be of sound mind before going behind the wheels.

He also urged them to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before plying the highway to avoid accidents.

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