One dead, others injured in Anambra road crash

Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed one person dead, others injured in multiple accidents involving a tipper, a tanker and an SUV at Abba junction in Dunukofia local government area of the state, on Monday.

The crash happened at about 9:40 am, when the tanker driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a Honda CRV SUV vehicle, causing the death of the driver.

The public relations officer of NSCDC in the state, Mr Edwin Okadigbo, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said that men of the command worked hard to cordon off the area and also rescue victims, adding that the identity of the victim has not been ascertained as at press time.

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He said: “On the 20/01/2020 at about 9:40 am, along Abba Enugwu Agidi road in Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State, multiple accidents occurred involving a Tipper with registration number AWK 922 XJ, CRV JEEP GCE 309 FK and a Tanker reg no…FKJ789 XD.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the tanker which was heading towards Onitsha from Awka lost control and ran into the Honda CRV from Onitsha axis heading towards Awka. In the Process, a trailer loaded with diesel on seeing the accident diverted into the nearby bush to avoid causing more havoc on incoming vehicles.

“One person was confirmed dead and has been deposited at the morgue while others seriously injured were taken to hospital for treatment.

Okadigbo, however, failed to disclose the number of persons who sustained injury.

He said: “The Commandant of NSCDC, David Bille, commiserates with the bereaved family and has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the accident.”

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