Crash: FRSC confirms 7 dead on Port Harcourt-Enugu Road




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By Stanley Nwanosike


Federal Corps (FRSC), said on Friday that seven lost their lives in an auto-crash in Aki-na-Ukwa Junction, Mgbowo, of Port Harcourt- Road.

FRSC Sector for State, Mr Ogbonnaya Kalu, who confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in said that accident happened at about 4p.m. on Thursday.

Kalu said some personnel of the corps had to get specialised equipment to free three of the deceased that were trapped in a car that involved in the accident.

He said that the accident occurred after an articulated vehicle failed break, lost control and rammed into some shops on the expressway at the junction and finally hit a car at a nearby mechanic workshop.

The noted that the trailer, which Enugu bound, had no vehicle registration number, but just a tag, “LEV 043’’, and laden with goods.

According to him, as the trailer rammed into some shops on the road it killed four instantly.

“And as it went ahead it hit a car close to a mechanic workshop and killed the three occupants in it,’’ he said.

Kalu, however, the Awgu local government authority to place a billboard urging motorists to slow down at the junction.

“We have recorded too many fatal accidents at that junction.

“The community leaders in the area advise and educate their people not to trade or build shops along the road in order to reduce human fatality.

“If that junction free from human activities, maybe we might not have recorded any death in the first place,’’ he said.

The sector called on motorists to maintain the speed limit in any human or socially built- area of the expressway.

“It is unfortunate that the trailer might have been coming in high speed, even in a seriously human built- area like the Port Harcourt-Enugu Road,’’ he added

(NAN)