Four die in Ugwu Onyeama  auto crash says FRSC

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says four persons lost their lives in the Auto crash that occurred ,Tuesday , June 11,  between 6:45-7:00pm at the Ugwu Onyeama axis of the Enugu -Onitsha Express road and not 25 persons as  reported by media 

The Sector Commander of FRSC Enugu State Command, Adeyemi Sokunbi, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday in Enugu, said the accident was as a result of , break failure of a kerosene-laden  truck and six other vehicles.

According to the Sector Commander, two persons died at the scene of the accident and two died in the hospital

Pix- : Enugu Sector Commander, Sokunbi

Sokunbi noted that the FRSC personnel had to use the corps’ Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ambulance and other vehicles to take 10 persons, who were injured to National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu.

He also said that the dead victims were taken to Park Lane Hospital, Enugu; while some items, belonging to the victims, were also recovered at the scene of the accident.

The sector commander said on a follow-up on the victims hospitalized, two persons among the 10 persons rescued to the hospital were declared dead by doctors on duty in the hospital.

According to him, the kerosene-laden  truck lost it’s break and rammed into other six vehicles, which included cars and a bus on the newly constructed section of the Enugu-Onitsha Federal Highway.

 “We are thanking God that the truck that failed break was not conveying petrol, which is extremely inflammable. Motorist have to be very careful on the road.

“We advise that all should put their vehicle in order and at an optimal performance condition before setting out on journeys.

“You cannot afford to put a mechanically deficient vehicle on the road to cause harm to many others using the same road,” Sokunbi said.

Author- Maureen Ikpeama

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