On Tuesday, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the Anambra State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) authenticate the demise of six people as a container fell on vehicles along Awka-Onitsha expressway.

The Road Safety Commander, who confirmed the occurrence to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, revealed that, the brakes appliances of a truck moving with 20ft container failed, and the driver unable to control the trailer, which fell on six other vehicles

The commander said the incident happened at around 10.46 a.m. at TRACAS bus stop.

“The fatal multiple road traffic crash involved a Mack Trailer with registration number UMA259XB, a Toyota Previa with registration number ENU849XE, another Toyota Precis with registration number ENU575ZU and a Toyota Sienna with registration number JJT434ZF.

“Two tricycles with registration numbers AAH705UW and AGU482QE and another without registration number were also involved in the crash.

“A total of 10 people ( eight male adults and two female adults) were involved in the crash. The victims were rushed to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha by the FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost.

“Out of the 10 people involved, six, (five male and one female) were confirmed dead at the hospital, while four males were critically injured, but responding to treatment.

“The corpses were deposited at the morgue in the same hospital, ” the sector commander said.

Kumapayi disclosed that, the impediment caused by the accident was clear up by Julius Berger Construction Company and the vehicles pull to Central Police Station, Onitsha.

The Road Safety Commander cautioned motorists, while sympathies with the families of the affected soul, especially articulated vehicle operators, against plying the highway with faulty vehicles.

He said, ”They should ensure that their vehicles are checked and serviced regularly, with particular interest on the brake systems to avoid unnecessary road mishaps and death."

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