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Friday, 13 July 2018

Deadly Accident claims one life along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway

 A middle-aged woman has died and six others have been seriously injured in a fatal crash around the government house on the Awka axis of the Enugu-Onitsha highway on Thursday.

The accident involving a commercial bus serving the Awka Awka site bearing the Awk 166 XX registration number and a Toyota Camry car bearing the registration number FGG 28 LN took place around 5.30 pm.

Confirming the incident, the Area Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Anambra State, Mr. Sunday Ajayi said that three of the wounded were taken to a hospital near Awka while three other were in critical condition. at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Hospital, Nnewi.

He identified unjustified overruns and speeding as the main causes of the accident and called on motorists to be cautious when traveling on national roads, stressing the need to place safety above all other consideration.

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