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Eight Persons Injured After Auto-Crash In Awka, Anambra State



About eight people have been injured in a head-on collision involving two commercial vehicles at Amawbia section, Awka, on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accident happened on the Onitsha-bound lane of the road.

The registration number of the vehicles were ENU 82 ZE and XB 509 AHD, both Toyota Hiaces and white in colour.

Confirming the accident, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC in Anambra, said that 29 persons including 13 males and 16 females were involved in the accident;

No one died in the crash.

Kumapayi said the injured were rushed to hospital for medical attention by the rescue team of the command, who arrived the scene some minutes after the incident.

He blamed the crash on route violation.

“There was a crash involving two vehicles at Amawbia, opposite NIPCO filling station this afternoon.

“Twenty-nine persons were involved but eight persons, four males and four females sustained injuries.

“They have been rushed to the hospital and obstructions cleared by FRSC rescue team who arrived accident scene early,” he said.

The sector commander warned motorists against route violation or driving against traffic on dual carriage roads.

He noted that route violation remained a traffic offense and warned that culprits would be arrested and punished.

In a related incidence, eight persons were killed  two weeks ago, after a multiple accident involving seven vehicles at Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Source: Naija News

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