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Auto crash kills two, injures 12 in Anambra



AN AUTO crash that killed two persons along Onitsha-Owerri Expressway also fatally injured 12 others around Ihiala in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State today.

An eyewitness said the crash occurred around 7 am.

According to him, a tipper without registration number collided a commercial bus with registration number NEN59XQ.

Sector Public Education Officer of Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra State, Pascal Anigbo, confirmed the accident.

According to Anigbo, 15 persons – 10 adult males and five adult females – were involved in the crash.

“12 people sustained serious injuries, out of which seven were rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. The other five victims were rushed to God’s Favour Hospital Okohia, both in Ihiala town. Two victims, the driver whose leg was amputated in the crash and another victim were confirmed dead by doctors at the hospital,” he said.

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