Another Tragedy slammed Anambra state yesterday as a Kerosine tanker lost control and crashed into people who are mostly petty traders.
The crash happened at Upper Iweka Road, along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Onitsha.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that six persons lost their lives, while 14 others sustained injuries.
The Sector Commander of the corps in Anambra, Mr Kunapayi Adodele, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha.
He said: “Yes, there was a fatal accident that involved an articulated vehicle loaded with kerosene which lost control and rammed into seven other vehicles at Tracas Motor Park along the Upper Iweka Road.
“Six persons, four males and two females died instantly while 14 others sustained injuries.
“The victims were taken to Toronto Hospital and Borromew Hospital Onitsha.”
The State Chairman of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Prof. Peter Katch, however, said the organisation took seven corpses to Toronto Hospital Morgue, while four persons sustained injuries.
He said: “A tanker loaded with kerosene lost control and rammed into people and killed a lot of them from MCC Bus Stop down to Peace Motor Park gate.
“Seven dead people were deposited at Toronto Hospital Mortuar, and one other person we took to the hospital is still receiving treatment.
“Three other injured people are at Beater Hospital along Onitsha-Owerri Road.
“That is the number of causalities recorded by the Nigerian Red Cross Society.”
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