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Truck kills motorcycle passenger in Anambra


An unidentifi­ed motorcycle passenger has died in an accident involving a truck and a motorcycle on the Oba- Nnewi road in Nnewi, Anambra State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, who confirmed the incident to the NAN in Awka on Wednesday, said the accident occurred at about 1.p.m.

Kumapayi said that the accident was caused by brake failure and loss of control.

The FRSC sector commander said that a total of four male adults were involved in the accident while one of them died in the crash.

“The crash involved a Mark truck with registrati­on number KSF441XF and a motorcycle without a registrati­on number

“According to eyewitness­es, the brake of the truck failed, the driver lost control of the truck and rammed into the motorcycle.

“The male passenger of the motorcycle died on the spot while the motorcycli­st sustained some degree of injuries.

“The victim was rushed to the Teaching Hospital Nnewi by FRSC rescue team from Oraifite Unit Command while the body of the dead was deposited at the morgue, “he said.

While condoling with the family of the dead, Kumapayi urged motorists to prioritise regular maintenanc­e of their vehicles to meet the minimum safety standards before driving them on the highways to avoid road traffic crashes. (NAN)

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