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At least one person died and 17 others sustained injuries in a lone accident along the Onitsha-Awka expressway in Anambra State.
The Eastern Updates reports that the crash, which occurred yesterday after place known as Odumodu junction, Umunya, around 4.10pm, involved a commercial Mitsubishi L300 Bus with 17 passengers on board.
According to a witness, the bus driver was on speed when he suddenly had a tyre burst which resulted to a crash.
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Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, attributed it to speeding and tyre burst.
He said six out of the victims were blind people going to Oji River blind Centre.
He sympathized with the deceased family, and prayed for quick recovery of the injured, warning motorist to desist from excessive speed especially during the festive period with high volume of traffic on the roads.
He said, “A fatal road traffic crash was recorded today 14th December, 2022 at Onitsha- Nteje-AWKA Expressway involving lone vehicle, a commercial
“17 persons comprising 2 male adults and 16 female adults sustained varying degrees of injury and 1 male adult was killed.
“The FRSC rescue team from RS5.33 Nteje Unit Command took six (6) of the victims to Chira Hospital Awkuzu where one of them gave up the ghost, while others are receiving treatment. The dead victim was deposited at same hospital morgue.
“The remaining 12 injured victims were taken to Awkuzu medical centre for medical attention.
The rescue team managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared.