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Passenger dies, 12 injured as drunk driver collides with bus in Aguata, Anambra state

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Passenger dies, 12 injured as drunk driver collides with bus in Aguata, Anambra state

A passenger has lost his life while twelve sustained varying degrees of injury in a ghastly motor accident along Igboukwu Ezinifite road Aguata, Anambra state.

The accident which occurred around 5.40pm on Wednesday, involved a Toyota Hiace bus and an MIT L300 bus.

The driver, reportedly drunk was said to have suddenly swerved off his lane and collided with the Hiace bus following loss of control.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi said the victim was confirmed dead by the doctor in the hospital he was taken to, adding that the body has been deposited at the morgue.

While condoling with the deasesed family, Kumapayi warned drivers to desisit from driving when drunk, and to stay away from any form of alcohol and drug which usually resulted to traffic crash.

He said, “A fatal traffic crash happened today Wednesday 28th April 2021 along Igboukwu Ezinifite road Aguata at about 1740hrs.

“The crash was between unidentified driver of a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number ENU 544 YA and unidentified driver of MIT L300 bus with registration number JJT 677 JT.

“Eyewitness report indicates that the crash was cause by the drunk MIT L300 bus driver who lost control, left his lane and collided with the Hiace bus.

“13 persons were involved in the crash comprising 7 male adults, 4 female adults 1 male child and 1 female child. 12 persons sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Apex hospital Igboukwu before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Igboukwu Command.

“One male adult was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, his body deposited at the Morgue.”

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 elekwachinedum@yahoo.com

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