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Sad Tuesday as BUA trailer crushes five at Eke Awgbu market in Anambra

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A devastating accident occurred at Eke Awgbu market in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, resulting in the loss of five lives and leaving six others injured.

The tragic incident involved a BUA trailer that crashed into the market, causing widespread destruction and chaos and the accident happened on Tuesday at about 9.55 am.

Confirming the accident the Spokeperson of Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Margret B. Onagbe said it was caused by break failure of the trailer which unfortunately crashed into the bush killing five persons and injuring six persons.

She dismissed claims from some quarters that the cause of the accident was due to the activities of Anambra Road Traffic Management Agency ARTMA.

“A fatal road traffic crash was recorded today 9th July, 2024 at Green Energy Oil and Gas by Eke Awgbu along Agulu-Agwubu Road and 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.

According to her, the probable cause of the fatal road traffic crash was excessive Speed/brake failure.

She said according to an eyewitness, 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 check point and crashed.

“Eleven persons were involved in the crash comprising (9 male adults, and 2 female adults) 5 male adults and 1 female adult sustained varying degrees of injury and 4 male adults and 1 female adult were killed.

“Before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from RS5.35 Igboukwu, the injured victims were rushed by passerby to Referral Health Centre Awgbu and the dead victims 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 has Commiserated with the family of the dead victims, and sends his prayers to the injured person

According to her, he urged motorist to maintain safe speed, drive within speculated speed limit to arrive their destination alive.

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