Anambra State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi who confirmed the incident said the accident, which occurred at about 2:30pm was caused by brake failure and loss of control.
Irelewuyi explained that the crash involved an Iveco tanker, without registration number, a white Mitsubishi bus with registration number XA482MKH and a blue, private Peugeot saloon car with registration number AJG652AA.
“Eyewitness reports reaching us indicate that the brake of the tanker failed; the driver lost control of the tanker and rammed into the two other vehicles.
“A total of six persons were involved in the crash, comprising of four male adults and two female adults.
While condoling with the family of the deceased, Irelewuyi urged motorists to be of sound mind before going behind the wheels, as well as ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before plying the highways, to avoid accidents.