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Twelve Injured, One Dead as Drunk Driver Lost Control

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of one person as twelve other get injured in an accident at Aguata, Anambra after a suspected drunk driver lost control and rammed into another vehicle.

The sector commander of the FRSC in the state, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, told the News Agency in Awka that the accident happened on Wednesday evening at Igbo Ukwu-Ezinifite Road.

“The crash involved an unknown driver of a Toyota Hiace bus with the registration number ENU544YA and an unidentified driver of Mitsubishi L300 bus with registration number JJT677JT.

“Eyewitness report indicates that the Mitsubishi bus driver, who was suspected to be drunk lost control of his vehicle, goes out of his lane and collided with the Toyota Hiace bus.

“Twelve persons sustained injuries and were rushed to Apex hospital Igbo Ukwu before the arrival of FRSC rescue team from Igbo Ukwu Command

“Thirteen persons were however involved in the crash, these persons include seven males, four females and two children (a male and a female).

“The doctor on duty confirmed the death of a male adult and his body has since been deposited at the mortuary,’’ Kumapayi said.

The sector commander warned drivers to desist from driving under the influence of alcohol.

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