Many Feared Dead As Commercial Bus Summersaults in Anambra



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By Izunna Okafor, Awka

No fewer than five persons have died in a ghastly car accident that occured at Abatete, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

It was gathered that the fatal accident, which was a lone crash, occurred at about 4:25pm on Saturday.

Videos from the scene of the crash, currently trending on the social media, show some corpses lying in the pool of their blood, while some others were said to be still trapped inside and under the crashed vehicle.

An eyewitness who did not mention his name, revealed that it was only one person that came out alive, out of all the passengers in the vehicle.

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The crash, as was observed from the videos, involved a commercial Toyota Sienna belonging to Onitsha South Transport Company, with the registration number NZM-814ZL and the company number 1721.

It was also gathered from the videos that the speeding Sienna driver lost control of the vehicle and consequently crashed into a dish and summersaulted.

When contacted by this reporter, the Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Sector Command, RC Margaret Onabe, confirmed the crash.

According to her, the crash occurred close to the Eke Agụ Market, along the Abatete Old Road, Abatete. She added that a total six persons were involved in the crash, comprising four males and two female adults.

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RC Onabe further confirmed that five of the six persons involved in the crashed died, while only one person came out alive.

She also attributed the crash to over-speeding, corroborating an eyewitness report that the driver was cruising on a high speed before ge lost control of the vehicle, which led to its eventual crash.

“A total number of five persons died in the crash, which include three males and two females. One person was injured,” she said.


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