A lone accident on the Ihiala-Onitsha road claimed the lives of a girl and a lady on Sunday night, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra.
Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, the Corps’ Sector Commander, confirmed the accident to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Awka on Monday.
According to Irelewuyi, the driver of the Nissan Caravan commercial bus with registration
“According to an eye witness, the driver of the bus lost control as a result of a tyre burst and crash.
“The vehicle involved is a commercial bus containing 12 passengers – five male adults, five female adults, a male child and a female child.
“The passengers sustained some degree of injuries and were rushed to Nnadi Hospital and Infant Jesus Hospital, both in Ihiala, by FRSC personnel.
“A female child and a woman were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty after which their corpses were deposited at the Ark Angels mortuary, Ihiala.”
Irelewuyi condoled with the families of the deceased and urged motorists to ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before plying the roads.
He further advised motorists, especially commercial drivers, to desist from using expired tyres.
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