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Friday, January 29, 2016

6 injured as fuel tanker runs over four vehicles, Okada in Awka Anambra State





SIX persons were injured in multiple accidents involving a tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, and four other vehicles along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway in Awka.

It was learned that the tanker conveying PMS lost control and collided with a tipper, two buses, a Nissan Sunny with number plates YA 262 ENU and a commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada.
The tanker was descending the Government House slope from the Onitsha end of the expressway when the accident occurred.
No life was lost and the injured persons were quickly rushed to the hospital by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, the police traffic personnel, the fire service and sympathizers, who were on hand to assist the victims.
A fire fighter, Mr. Uchechukwu Samuel, said the situation would have been very bad if they had not arrived the scene immediately they were contacted, explaining that they were able to control the situation with the assistance of other agencies.
There had been similar accidents at the same point in recent time, with many lives lost.

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