The Federal Road Safety Corps has disclosed that six people died, while 11 were injured in the road accident which occurred along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway in Anambra on Sunday.
The accident which can be described as fatal was said to have involved two vehicles; a white commercial bus and an unregistered shuttle bus.
Six persons have reportedly died on Sunday along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway at Nkwelle Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State in a fatal road accident.
Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra State, RC Kamal Musa who disclosed the news of the accident said it happened after 5 pm on Sunday.
“Six people were killed and 11 injured in a fatal crash involving a mini white bus belonging to CDO transport Company with registration number BGT 313 XA and a white truck without a registration number.
“Accident was recorded at 1710hrs this evening 22nd November 2020 at Nkwelle Junction along Nteje – Onitsha expressway.
“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of excessive speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually.
“A total of 17 people; 11 male adults and six female adults were involved in the Crash. 11 male adults who sustained varying degrees of injuries were rushed to Iyi – Enu Hospital, Ogidi by FRSC rescue team from Nteje Unit Command.”
He further stated that corpses of the six persons who were killed in the accident have been deposited in a Mogue after Doctor’s confirmation.
He added that the road obstruction caused by the accident has been cleared to ensure the free flow of traffic.