No fewer than five people have been confirmed dead in a ghastly motor accident at Upper-Iweka in Onitsha Anambra state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that many others reportedly sustained degrees of injury in the incident which involved a Mack-trailer loaded of goods.

According to report, many people were still trapped under the vehicle.

Reacting to the sad development, the Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Pascal Anigbo confirmed the incident.

He said: “Fatal road traffic crash has just been reported at Upper Iweka, Onitsha.

“About five people already confirmed dead, others injured. Rescue operation is ongoing.

“The Acting Unit Commander Onitsha has contacted Julius Berger for their crane.”

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that one person died on Saturday while nine others sustained injuries in a fatal accident involving two buses.

Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Command, who confirmed the death said 10 persons were involved in the accident.