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Tragedy as tuck crushes two buses in Anambra



Several feared dead and others injured in a fatal accident that occurred on Wednesday, May 3, at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The accident happened when a truck carrying cement lost control and crushed two commercial buses that were loading passengers along the expressway at Asaba park.

According to eyewitnesses, the number of casualties couldn’t be ascertained at the time of filing the report, but many people were said to have lost their lives, while others who sustained various degrees of injury were immediately rushed to Toronto hospital for medical attention.


We saw the truck coming with speed and suspected that it might have lost control and ran for our dear lives before we knew what was happening, it crushed two passenger buses loading along the road killing some people and injuring others,” the witness narrated.

“That spot has been an accident prone area where many accidents had happened in the past claiming many lives. It is based on the frequent accidents at the spot that made the state government to put signs of ‘don’t load, no bus stop’. But some commercial drivers always ignored the instructions and signs and load passengers to Asaba and Bridgehead.

“I want the government to ensure strict monitoring and patrolling of the area by its Taskforce to arrest defaulting drivers and impound their vehicles to stop further loading at the place and to safeguard the lives of the passengers and passersby” he stated.

Tochukwu Ikenga, the spokesperson for the Anambra State Police Command, who confirmed the incident, said the police was yet to obtain details of the accident and the number of casualties.

He, however, advised commercial bus drivers to always load passengers at designated parks and bus stops and cautioned truck drivers against overspeeding and urged them to constantly check and maintain their vehicles to minimize accidents on the roads.

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