NEWSCASTARS.COM have learnt that at least 17 persons escaped death on Sunday in Onitsha, Anambra State, after a truck loaded with iron rods rammed into 10 vehicles, including two police patrol vans.
The crash reportedly occurred when a Mack truck with number plate JJT 887 XG suffered brake failure and rammed into 10 vehicles close to the Niger Bridgehead.
The Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Pascal Anigbo, confirmed the accident to our correspondent.
Anigbo stated, “The vehicles involved included a Mercedes Benz 911 truck with number plate XT 492 ENU, two police IVM-065 vans, a Mercedes Benz truck with number plate AJL 358 XA, a J5 bus with number plate AAH 697 ZV and a Skygo tricycle without number plate.
“Others were a Toyota Hiace with number plate JJJ 855 XD, a Lexus RX350 SUV with number plate APP 149 FH, a Toyota Hiace bus with number plate KSF 180 XU and a Toyota Hiace with number plate 114 YQ.”
Anigbo added, “The Sector Commander, Andrew Kumapayi, advises all to stay at home to observe the lockdown, which has been put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“He reiterates the directive that any vehicle without authorisation or that does not render essential services will be impounded and the occupants prosecuted.”