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2 die, 3 injured as Sienna bus somersaults in Oraifite, near Anambra river



2 die, 3 injured as Sienna bus somersaults in Oraifite, near Anambra river

Two persons lost their lives while three others sustained varying degrees of injury in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state.

The crash which occurred at Ekulo River Oraifite along Owerri-Onitsha road around 6.55pm, involved an ash color Toyota Sienna car.

An eye witness said the driver was on top speed when he suddenly lost control and plunged into a ditch near a river in the area.

State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed the incident, attributing the cause of the crash to speed.

He said the corpses of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue while the victims were taken to a nearby hospital.

While sympathizing with the deceased family, Irelewuyi urged motorist to always maintain safe driving speed limits and traffic rules and regulations.

He said, “A Fatal Crash occurred at Ekulo River Oraifite along Owerri-Onitsha highway today 8th September, 2021 at about 18:55hours.

“The crash involved one vehicle, an Ash color Toyota Sienna with vehicle registration number: ENU609CN. The cause of the fatal crash was attributed to speed.

“Seven people comprising 5 male adult, and 2 female adult were involved in the crash. 3 casualties 2 male, and 1 female sustained varies of injuries. 2 male adult were killed.

“The injured victims were rescued by FRSC personnel to Josephine and Lawrence hospital Oraifite and 2 male adult was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“The corpse of the dead victims were deposited at Restland Mortuary Oraifite. FRSC Officers and men are on ground managing traffic and ensuring obstructions are cleared.”

Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at

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