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BUA Truck Crushes Five Persons To Death, As FRSC Confirms Cause Of Accident

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The spokesperson of the Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Margret Onagbe, has confirmed the death of five persons killed by a truck owned by Abdul Samad Rabiu’s Bua Group.

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A Bua Cement truck

According to Onagbe, the accident  which occurred at Eke Awgbu market in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State also injured six other persons.

Onagbe, blamed the accident which happened at about 9.55 am on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, on excessive speed and break failure, saying that the brakes of the trailer failed causing it to crash into the bush this sending five people to their untimely death.

Dismissing claims that the accident was due to the activities of the Anambra Road Traffic Management Agency (ARTMA), she said, “A fatal road traffic crash was recorded today, 9th July 2024 at Green Energy Oil and Gas by Eke Awgbu along Agulu-Agwubu Road. A multiple crash. A commercial Howo truck belonging to BUA with no registration number, a commercial TVS/Tricycle with registration number: NZH84LG and a commercial Q/Motor cycle link with registration number: OLU245QV as well as private Honda/Motorcycle with no registration number were involved,” she said.

An eyewitness who saw the accident, the driver of the truck was on speed and had a brake failure, lost control of the vehicle, and collided with the other vehicles at a checkpoint and crashed.

“Eleven persons were involved in the crash comprising (9 male adults, and 2 female adults). Five male adults and 1 female adult sustained varying degrees of injury and 4 male adults and 1 female adult were k!lled

“Before the arrival of the FRSC rescue team from RS5.35 Igboukwu, the injured victims were rushed by a passerby to Referral Health Centre Awgbu and the dead victims were deposited at St Joseph’s Mortuary Adazi Ani

“The rescue team managed traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared,” she said.

She also said the Sector Commander Anambra State Corps Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, commiserated with the families of the deceased and wished the injured victims quick recovery.

The sector commander urged motorists to drive within the speed limit to arrive at their destinations safely.

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