Truck rams into bus, kills 2 in Anambra – FRSC

Truck rams into bus, kills 2 in Anambra – FRSC

<p class="">Two persons died in an accident involving a truck and a bus on Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in Onitsha, Anambra on Monday night.</p>

<h1>Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, made this known in Awka on Tuesday.</h1>

<p class=""><strong>Kumapayi </strong>told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident occurred at about 11.00p.m.</p>

<p class="">According to him, the accident was as a result of road obstruction caused by a bus that broke down without putting on a “C-caution’’ sign to alert and prevent other vehicles from ramming into it.</p>

<p class="">He said that five male adults were involved in the accident, while two of them died in the crash.</p>

<p class=""><em>“The crash involved a green Mitsubishi bus with registration number JJT943XA and a truck with registration number FGG612 YG.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“According to reports, the commercial bus broke down on the road and the driver did not put a ‘C-caution’ sign to alert and prevent other vehicles from ramming into them.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“The truck, however, rammed into the broken down bus and fatally hit and killed the conductor and a passenger who were pushing the bus.</em></p>

<p class="">“<em>Two other passengers in the bus also sustained some degrees of injuries.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“The victims were taken to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha, by FRSC rescue team from Onitsha Unit Command in collaboration with the police in Onitsha.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“The corpses were deposited at the morgue in the hospital,”</em> he said.</p>

<p class="">While condoling with the families of the deceased, Kumapayi advised motorists to ensure that they have the warning triangle or C-caution sign to warn other road users whenever their vehicles broke down.</p>

<p class=""><em>“It is advisable to be in possession of a pair of caution sign such that one is placed 100 metres approaching the spot.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“Then, the second one, about 50 metres to the vehicle when a vehicle breaks down on the expressway,</em>” he said.</p>



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