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Two men killed, 11 injured in Anambra multiple auto crash

Two persons have lost their lives while 11 others sustained injuries in a multiple auto crash that occurred at the Asaba Park, Upper Iweka by Awka-Onitsha Expressway on Sunday.

It was gathered that five vehicles were involved in the crash which was attributed to brake failure.

According to PUNCH, an eyewitness account, a DAF truck driver with registration number XC 416 PK, lost control as a result of brake failure and rammed into other vehicles before.

About 22 people, comprising 13 male adults, seven female adults, one male child and one female child, were involved in the crash.

The injured victims were rushed to the Toronto Hospital, Boromie by the Federal Road Safety Corps rescue team.

The two male adults were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and deposited at the hospital mortuary.

The state Sector Commander, FRSC, Adeoye Irelewuyi, who commiserated with the family of the dead victims, urged motorists ensure that their vehicles comply to minimal safety standards before driving.

“Traffic rules and regulations must be obeyed at all times,” he added.

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