FRSC confirms 7 dead on Port Harcourt-Enugu Road

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The , said on that seven persons lost their lives an auto-crash Aki-na-Ukwa Junction, Mgbowo, Port Harcourt-Enugu Road.

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

Kalu said some personnel the corps had get specialised equipment free three of the deceased that were trapped a that was 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 at a nearby mechanic workshop.

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

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

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

Kalu, however, urged the Awgu local 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 should advise and educate their not to or shops along the road in order to reduce human fatality.

“If that junction was 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-up area of the expressway.

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