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FRSC confirms 6 dead, 17 injured in Anambra accident

Six people have been confirmed dead on Monday by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in an accident involving a truck and three other vehicles along Amawbia-Agulu road in Awka.

The FRSC Sector Commander, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi in Anambra confirmed the accident and disclosed that 17 other people sustained injuries in the accident which occured at about 8:00am.

Kumapayi explained that the driver of an articulated vehicle with registration number XB 283 MBA lost control and rammed into three other vehicles.

Toyota Space with registration number XC 109 UKP, Toyota Corolla, FST 939 AY and Sienna with registration number ENU 837 CP were also involved in the accident and 23 people were involved in the accident, the sector commander said.

“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.

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