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FRSC ANAMBRA STATE:MERCEDES BENZ 608 CRASH AT AGULU LAKE, ALONG EKWULOBIA-AWKA; ROAD* HIGH TENSION WIRE CUT AND FELL ON THE ROOF OF A SHOP OPPOSITE ST PETERS CLAVERS, ALONG NNEWI -NNOBI ROAD, KILLING TWO FEMALE ADULTS


At about 5.25pm today Monday 18 May, 2020 a Mercedes Benz 608 with registration number UMZ219ZS, was involved in a Road Traffic Crash (RTC), caused by brake failure.

  1. Only One adult male was involved in the crash. No injury and no death recorded. FRSC operatives controlled traffic and ensured the removal of the truck.
  2. Earlier, at about 5.01pm, it was reported that a high tension wire opposite St. Peters Clavers, along Nnewi-Nnobi road cut and fell on the roof of a shop, electrocuting Two (2) female adult victims.
  3. The victims were rushed to Rose of Sharon Hospital by sympathizers, before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Nnewi Unit Command. The team on reaching the hospital, learnt that the doctors had confirmed them dead.
  4. The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Anambra State, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi stresses on the importance of ensuring that vehicles are checked and serviced regularly, with particular interest in the braking systems, to prevent avoidable road mishaps. Traders and shop owners are also advised not to build shops under high tension wires. They should seek approval from relevant authorities before construction of any structure, along the road.

RC Pascal A. Anigbo
Sector Public Education Officer
For: Sector Commander
Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State.

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