One dies, others injured in Anambra road accident

One person has been reported dead in a road accident involving two vehicles in Anambra State.

Nigerian Tribune learnet that the two vehicles involved were a metallic coloured Acura SUV with Lagos State registration number AKD-23-FB and a white commercial bus also with Lagos State registration number-FST-857-XN with branded name, Federal College of Education (Technical).

It was gathered further that both vehicles had a head-on collision at Ogbunka, Orumba South LGA, leading to the death of a passenger in the bus, while four others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

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A press release by the spokesperson of Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Edwin Okadigbo, confirmed the incident.

He said, “Six persons were in the bus that was going towards Umunze from Isuochi, Abia State while the SUV driver was going to Isuochi from Umunze.

“One person died, and the body was deposited at Niger Hospital mortuary, Umunze, while four others sustained various degrees of injury and were taken to the same hospital.

“Preliminary investigation reveals drunkenness on the part of the SUV driver that resulted in loss of control by the said driver.

“NSCDC, Orumba South divisional officers were on ground to assist the victims. Thereafter, clearing of the vehicles from the road in order to avert another accident and allow free flow of traffic,” the statement read.

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