Six persons on Tuesday lost their lives while six others sustained varying degrees of injury in a ghastly motor accident at Upper-Iweka area of Onitsha in Anambra state.
The incident which occurred around 10am, involved a fully loaded trailer, two commercial buses and six tricycles.
The Nation gathered that the vehicle ran into some of the vehicles while the container it was carrying fell on others.
Many persons were reportedly trapped under the rubble.
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the corpses have been deposited at the mortuary for postmortem examination, while obstruction were cleared.
He said, “Today, Tuesday 9/6/2020 at about 10:am a 20ft Container Truck with Registration No.UMA 259 XB loaded with cartons of Solar keys and bags of Rice driven by yet-to-be identified man loss control while in motion along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway by old defunct NITEL Onitsha.
“As a result, the truck fell down on six tricycles and brushed two Sienna buses.
“Police operatives attached to CPS Onitsha quickly mobilised to the scene and rushed twelve victims to Toronto hospital where the doctor confirmed six persons dead on arrival while six others are responding to treatment.
“Case under Investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
“The Command urges the public whose relations were not seen to check at Toronto hospital Onitsha for possible identification of the victims.”
Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Pascal Anigbo who also confirmed the incident, attributed it to brake failure.