Six persons were reported dead on Sunday in a road traffic head-on collision involving a petrol tanker and a commuter bus in Anambra, Southeast Nigeria.
Eleven other persons were also injured in the crash which occurred at the Nkwelle Ezunaka axis of Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) authority which confirmed the accident said a total of 17 persons including 11 males and six females were involved in the accident.
Kamal Musa, a Route Commander and Public Education Officer of Anambra Sector Command of the FRSC said the injured victims were taken to Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital for treatment while the dead had been kept at the morgue.
Musa blamed the crash on excessive speeding.
“The crash occurred as a result of excessive speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually,” he stated
“A total of 17 adults were involved in the crash 11 male adults who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Iyi – Ene Hospital Ogidi
“Corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the Mogue after Doctor’s confirmation.
The Sector Commander sends his condolences to the deceased families and warns motorists to adhere strictly to speed limits stipulated by law and minimize avoidable crashes this Ember Months.”
HumAngle reports that more road accidents are usually recorded towards the end of the year in Nigeria.
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