No fewer than 17 persons escaped death in a multiple crash which involved three vehicles on the old Enugu-Onitsha expressway in Anambra.
Specifically, the accident occurred on the Nkpor/Umuoji stretch of the road.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the crash to newsmen.
Meanwhile, the Public Enlightenment Officer, Mr Pascal Anigbo, said the vehicles included a red Mitsubishi bus with registration number JJT920ZW; a white Hummer bus without registration number and a truck marked KPE686XA.
Anigbo attributed the cause of the accident to wrongful overtaking. He said those involved in the crash include; 17 persons including 10 males and seven females; while seven persons injured.
“The Mitsubishi bus did wrongful overtaking and collided with an oncoming bus; and the two buses collided with a truck. The injured victims had been taken to Crown hospital Nkpor, Anambra” he said.
The FRSC officer also said efforts were on to recover the vehicles and valuables.
Meanwhile, no fewer than nine people have reportedly died in a disastrous road accident that happened on Thursday; in the Badaromo village end of the Bauchi-Darazo Road in Bauchi State.
1st News learnt that the victims included a mother and her baby, reportedly less than a year old, another female and six males.
A member of staff of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, anonymously told newsmen that nine corpses were brought to the hospital.
She said, “I counted nine corpses that were brought here this morning. They were a mother and her infant; a young lady and six males.”
Furthermore, the FRSC confirmed the accident. However, it disclosed that only six people died.
The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC, Bauchi Sector Command, Rilwan Suleiman; said a mother and her baby and four other males died in the crash.