4 confirmed dead in Ebonyi road accident

4 confirmed dead in Ebonyi road accident

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has confirmed the death of four persons in a motor accident which occurred in Ebonyi on Monday.

The commission’s Sector Commander in the state, Mr Charles Aborchi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Thursday that the accident occurred at Iyere, Afikpo South Local Government Area.

Aborchi said that the ill-fated vehicle had nine occupants, eight males and one female while the four that died were three males and one female.

“The five remaining occupants were injured with one of them in critical condition; they are receiving treatment at the Ekoli-Edda General Hospital in the area.

“The accident which occurred on a one-lane road involved a white mini-bus with registration number EDA 245 XA,” he said.

The sector commander noted that the accident occurred in an inclement weather condition as it was raining and the spot was sloppy.

“The affected vehicle somersaulted and the accident could be blamed on poor visibility and slippery road condition due to unfavorable weather,” he said.

He noted that the commission would intensify efforts to check incidences of road accidents in the state, especially in the ‘ember’ months.

“We strongly advise motorists and commuters to shun night travel due to poor visibility and other inherent conditions.

“They should also obey traffic regulations to stay alive for festive celebrations while curbing unwarranted carnage that cause deaths and injuries,” he said.

 

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