The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Monday, Confirmed that two persons had died in a multiple accident involving five vehicles In on Mike Ajegbo Rd, Obosi in Onitsha, Anambra.

The Sector Commander, Mr Andrew Kumapayi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka that the accident happened around 9am in the morning. He reported that the driver of the truck with the plate number, MAR210XA, allegedly ran into four other vehicles when it lost control due to overspeeding.

The four vehicles according to the Sector Commander include a Toyota Camry, a Tricycle, a Mitsubishi bus and a Mercedes Benz. 

In his words he said; 
The truck rammed into a Toyota Camry with registration number BWR807JV, a Tricycle without enlistment number, a Mitsubishi bus marked ZLL530XA belonging to Southeast Mass Transit and a Mercedes Benz 200 saloon car with registration number ALL977ASB.
“The crash involved a total of 21 persons – 12 male adults and nine female adults. Two male adults lost their lives while six others sustained serious injuries.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Righteous Undertaker Funeral Home Service Mortuary and the injured victims were rushed to Chukwura Hospital, Obosi by sympathisers before FRSC officials arrived.

The Sector Commander reaffirmed that the FRSC rescue team from the Upper Iweka Outpost are on ground to ensure safety and free flow of traffic. He later admonished drivers to adhere to the speed limit and avoid over-speeding so as to prevent accidents. 

While consoling the affected families he said; 

“Drivers should drive with common sense and adhere to speed limits so as to have control over their vehicle at all times and avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes and death,”