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11 Hurt In Anambra Auto Crash

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11 people were injured in a motor crash in the Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state on Friday

However it was gathered that forty-one persons were said to have escaped in the crash unhurt.

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The accident which occurred around 2pm involved six vehicles with 52 persons on board.

Information gathered was that the crash was caused by excessive speeding resulting in loss of control and the victims were rescued by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and were rushed to various hospitals in the area.

The state FRSC Sector Commander, Andrew Kumapayi, confirmed the incident.

He said, “A multiple and serious crash happened at Ihiala opposite St Anthony Catholic Church at about 2pm today 1st January, 2021.

“The crash involved six vehicles which include, an unidentified driver of Toyota Hiace bus with registration number Agb 268 ZT; an unidentified driver of a Mark Trailer with registration number GWA 456 YR and unidentified driver of Toyota Hiace bus with registration number NEN 106 XQ.

“Others were an unidentified driver of Acura MDX Jeep with registration number NZM 764 LK; Unidentified driver of Macapolo Luxury bus with registration number AKD 483 XF and unidentified driver of Hyundai Jeep with registration number EG 172 SMK.

“Fifty-two persons were involved in the crash, which includes 38 male adults and 14 female adults, 11 persons sustained injuries and were taken to Obijackson Foundation and lady of Lourdes hospitals respectively all in Ihiala for treatment by FRSC rescue team,”he said.

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