An early morning accident involving two vehicles killed three people and injured eight others at Amansea, along Awka-Enugu old road in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Saturday.
Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Pascal Anigbo, confirmed the accident in a statement.
Anigbo said the accident involved a stationary DAF truck with registration number: GGE 167 XP suspected to be faulty and a 14-passenger Toyota Hummer bus with registration number: BAL 266 XA.
According to him, the crash occurred around 6.00a.m. He said preliminary investigation revealed that the commercial bus, which was on top speed, rammed into the stationary truck.
“The commercial bus was driven by one Ibrahim and they were on their way to Lagos from Jalingo, Taraba State.
“The FRSC team rushed the injured victims to Chukwuemeka Odumegu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku, while the dead, all male, have been evacuated to the same hospital mortuary,” he said.
Anigbo expressed the sympathy of the state’s Sector Commander of FRSC, Andrew Kumapayi, to the family of the deceased and prayed for the quick recovery of the injured victims.
He, however, advised motorists to ensure that they place adequate caution signs whenever their vehicles break down along the road.