Two persons, an adult and a young child have died in a road accident at the Curtis Filling Station on the Nteje-Awka Expressway in Anambra.
The incident, which occurred around 5.20am on Saturday, involved two vehicles, a Toyota Hiace commercial bus with registration number AGL552JT and an unregistered Daf commercial truck.
Eleven people, consisting of four adult men, four adult women and three female children, were involved in the accident, and eight people suffered various injuries.
The probable cause of the accident is said to be due to a road obstruction.
An eyewitness said the Daf truck had a fault in the early hours of Saturday and while the vehicle was being repaired, the Toyota Hiace bus collided with the parked truck and crashed.
Ag. The Sectoral Public Education Officer of the Federal Sector Commander, Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, Margaret Onabe, confirmed the incident in a statement.
Onabe said the rescue team of RS5.33 Nteje Unit Command rushed the victims to Chira Hospital Awkuzu where one adult male and one female were confirmed dead while others were receiving treatment.
He added that the bodies were brought into the mortuary of the hospital.
He said: “The FRSC rescue team of RS5.33 Nteje Unit Command took the victims to Chira Hospital, Awkuzu, where one adult male and one female were confirmed dead while others were receiving treatment. The deceased victims were admitted to the same hospital mortuary.
“The rescue team is still on the ground managing the traffic, so that the obstacle caused by the accident is cleared.
“Anambra State Sector Commander, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, thanks the family of the deceased victims and sends his prayers to the injured.
“He seriously warned the motorist to give full concentration to driving; observing the environment, giving enough distance for the break and making sure that their headlights and lights are functional.’