By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Scores of people were feared dead in an auto crash that happened Friday before Azia Junction, by Ihiala – Onitsha highway, as a truck rammed into six vehicles at a police checkpoint before landing on a bus allegedly filled with passengers.
According to eyewitness account, the driver of the truck with registration No: UWZ556XA was on speed while approaching a police check point and lost control, ramming into vehicles on the queue and crashed.
A statement by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Anambra State Acting Sector Public Education Officer, DRC Margaret B Onabe, said that 63 people comprising 52 male adults, 10 female adults, and 1 male child were involved in the crash. It however confirmed only two casualties.
He said: “Speed thrills but kills. Check your speed and not your watch. Let’s keep our roads safe from crash.”