No fewer than two persons have been confirmed dead after involving in a lone accident at Ekulo River in Oraifite, on Owerri-Onitsha Expressway in Anambra State.
As gathered, the accident which occured yesterday’s night was said to be caused by overspeeding and reckless driving on part of the unidentified driver.
Confirming the development, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, said that the affected Ash colour Toyota Sienna with registration number ENU 609 CN, was said to be speeding when it rammed into a ditch.
According to him, eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the unidentified driver of the vehicle was on top speed when he lost control and rammed into a ditch.
“Seven passengers were involved in the crash – five male adults and two female adults. The injured victims were rescued by FRSC personnel and taken to Josephine and Lawrence Hospital, Oraifite, where two male adults were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.”
He said that the remains of the decease had been deposited at Restland Mortuary in Oraifite. Irelewuyi, while condoling with the families of the deceased, warned motorists against speeding and dangerous driving.