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Four kids, 24 others injured as truck rams into two buses in Anambra

Four children and twenty-four others were on Wednesday seriously injured in a multiple auto crash by Azia junction in Ihiala, Anambra state.

It was gathered the accident occurred around 9.30 am, involving three vehicles, a truck and two buses.

The truck was reportedly speeding and rammed into the two buses, which were picking passengers along the road.

Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi, who confirmed the accident said no life was lost.

Kumapayi urged motorists to desist from speeding and exercise patience while driving on highways to avoid unnecessary traffic crashes.

“The crash was between three vehicles. Unidentified driver of a Man Diesel Truck with registration number SAG 80 XA, unidentified driver of a Nissan Urvan Bus with registration number ZBL429YG and another unidentified driver of a Nissan Urvan Bus with registration number GDD792XB.

“According to an eyewitness report, the crash was caused by speeding which led to the loss of control.

“Twenty-eight persons were involved in the crash, comprising 18 male adults, 6 female adults, 2 female children and 2 male children.

“The whole occupants of the vehicles sustained varying degrees of injuries and were rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Ihiala by FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Command,” he said.

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