No fewer than two people lost their lives when a commercial bus ran into a stationary truck in Anambra State.
The incident which took place around 8:45 p.m at Police CID Annex on Onitsha-Awka Expressway, involved the truck with plate number FKJ 22 and a Toyota Hiace bus with number plate GDD 68 ZP.
According to a statement released by the Anambra Command of the FRSC, through their spokeswoman, Mrs Margaret Onabe, 12 people, comprising eight men and four women were in the Hiace bus.
The statement said “Probable cause of the crash were road obstruction and excessive speed.
“According to an eyewitness report, the truck developed fault and was abandoned by the truck driver after placing caution signs at the front and rear of the vehicle.
“The bus driver who was on speed rammed into the truck from the rear and crashed,” the FRSC statement added.
The remains of the dead were deposited in New Word Mortuary in the town.
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