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Five die, 15 injured in Enugu car accident



Five die, 15 injured in Enugu car accident

On Thursday, five people were confirmed dead in a car accident on the Enugu -Awka-Onitsha Road.

Mr. Joseph Toby, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Enugu State, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that 15 people, 10 men, and five women, were critically wounded in the car accident.

He said that the two cars involved in the tragedy collided head-on while traveling in a single lane.

Twenty persons were in the two commercial vehicles; the five that died were three male and two female occupants,’’ he said.

He went on to say that the wounded were brought to Enugu’s National Orthopaedic Hospital and a private hospital on the Enugu-Awka-Onitsha Highway.

Toby said that the deceased’s bodies were placed in the Colliery Hospital morgue in Enugu.

He blamed the crash on a lack of lane discipline, excessive speed, and brake failure.

Nevertheless, eyewitnesses blamed the collision on the poor condition of the road, which forced many cars to travel against traffic rather to utilize the failing lane of the dual-carriageway.

In other news, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pleaded residents to donate blood for the Ikeja train crash victims that survived the tragic incident. 

According to the governor, some of the patients are in critical condition, hence the call for voluntary blood donation to help in the treatment of survivors of the accident.

Further reports revealed  that an unspecified number of people were injured while some yet-to-be-confirmed number of people were reported dead after a passenger train crushed a Lagos State Government staff bus in the PWD area of the state.

The accident happened around 7 am on Thursday.

In a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle @jidesanwoolu, governor Sanwo-Olu after visiting LASUTH to see the victims of the accident said some patients are in critical condition.


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