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Two dead as speeding driver crashes into police checkpoint in Anambra



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An orange Mercedes 911 truck which rammed a police checkpoint has caused the death of two people in Anambra State on Friday.

The two persons, an adult and a little child, lost their lives after the truck later crashed into a filling station.

As gathered, the truck with number plate UWZ556XA, rammed into six other vehicles at Ken Maduako’s oil and gas filling station along the Ihialla-Onitsha road area of the state.

The accident also had nine persons sustaining varying degrees of injuries while 52 people were rescued unhurt.

According to an eyewitness, about 63 people were involved in the crash.

The eyewitness said the unidentified truck driver, who was driving at top speed while approaching a police checkpoint, lost control and rammed into the vehicles on the queue at the police checkpoint and crashed.

The Federal Road Safety Corps rescue team from Ihiallia Unit Command rushed the victims to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiallia, where a male adult and a male child were confirmed dead.

The dead victims were deposited at the hospital morgue while the FRSC rescue team on the ground, managed the traffic and ensured obstruction caused by the crash was removed.

The Sector Commander, Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, while commiserating with families of the deceased, warned motorists in the state to avoid overspeeding and ensure they keep to the recommended speed limit.

“Speed drills, but kills, check your speed and not your watch. Let us keep our roads safe from crash,” he warned.

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