Four killed in Anambra multiple auto crash
Four people died and four others were seriously injured in a multiple-road accident which occurred around 11.30 am yesterday in Obosi, Anambra State.
The accident, which took place near a slaughterslabclose to the Obosi Police Division, along Onitsha-Owerri road, involved a truck, a Toyota Camry, and a Toyota Hiace.
An eyewitness, who attributed the accident to brake failure, said 13 people were involved.
In a statement, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) blamed the multiple crashes on brake failure on the part of one of the vehicles.
The acting state Public Education Officer, FRSC, Kamal Musa, said a red 911 Mercedes Benz with registration number JJT 168 XG, a Toyota Camry with registration number FST 122 DQ, and a white Toyota Hiace belonging to Izuchukwu Motors with registration number ABN 430 YN were involved in the crashes.
Musa said the two male and two female passengers injured in the accident were rushed to the hospital for treatment by the FRSC rescue team from Oraifite.
He said the corpses of the four passengers confirmed dead by doctors in the hospital were deposited in the morgue.
He said that the Sector Commander FRSC, Anambra State, Andrew Kumapayi, had stressed the need for motorists to maintain their vehicles regularly.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has absolved the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, of blame in the alleged extrajudicial killings in the state recently.
In a statement yesterday, the President General of the body, Goodluck Ibem, and Secretary-General, Kanice Igwe, claimed that police officers killed some people during the COVID-19 lockdown in some parts of the state.
The group said: “It is true that the buck stops at CP Ene Okon’s table, but the idea of keeping these officers for rather too long under protective custody is an out and out injustice on Okon even when the state command has vowed to set up a high-powered committee to look into this issue.”