Two Die, One Injured in Onisha, as Bus Plunges into Ditch

Admin 13-Apr-2021 Nigeria_News

Juwel Peter

A lone motor accident in Onitsha, Anambra state, has killed two persons, injuring one.

The accident, based on findings, occurred around 11 pm Monday and involved a Toyota Hiace bus carrying three persons.

The bus driver, according to credible reports, plunged into drainage by the roadside where it got trapped following the loss of control occasioned by poor visibility.

Confirming the development, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi blaming it on poor visibility due to downpour.

He spoke: “Mr Anene Joseph Okechukwu driver of a Toyota Hiace bus owned by GC Okoli ventures with registration number AGL 493 XR with all the passengers on board fell into the gutter opposite ABC Transport park Onitsha.

“Three persons were involved in the crash comprising 2 male adults and 1 female adult.

“The female adult involved sustained injury and was rushed to Toronto hospital by FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Command.

“However, the two male adults could not make it as they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and their bodies deposited at the same hospital morgue.

“FRSC rescue team and other sister agencies managing the traffic and a heavy-duty tow truck has been deployed to assist in removing the vehicle trapped under the gutter," he said

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