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11 feared dead, 15 injured in Asaba, Abuja road accidents
by ayo2 « on: April 22, 2013, 07:41:02 AM »

The accident occurred at about 7 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Five persons were killed on Sunday and seven others severely injured in an accident involving two articulated vehicles and two private cars along Asaba-Onitsha Expressway in Delta.

The Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Julius Bassey, confirmed the incident in Asaba.

He said the accident, which occurred around 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, was as a result of brake failure of an articulated vehicle belonging to Dangote Company.

“Sixteen people were involved, five died on the spot while seven others were injured; the wounded and the corpses have been taken to Federal Medical Centre in Asaba,” Mr. Bassey said.

He said FRSC officials were at the scene to clear the obstruction and control traffic in that axis of the town.

He advised drivers to always keep to stipulated speed limit for the sake of other road users.

Only recently on April 13, four persons died in an accident that occured at Agbor along Asaba-Benin highway.

Meanwhile, six people were reported dead and eight others injured in an accident involving 19 male adults in Kwaita along the Gwagwalada-Abaji road.

According to the FRSC, the vehicle involved was a Toyota Hiace bus YEN 801 XB.  Seven of the injured victims were taken to the Kwali General Hospital and one was taken to the University of Abuja teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.

The remains of the dead victims were deposited at the Kwali General Hospital Morgue.

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