Sunday, May 28

Bus Conductor Dies As Driver Sleeps Off On The Steering In Anambra

By Izunna Okafor

A yet-to-be-identified Bus Conductor, on Tuesday, died in a fatal crash that occurred along the Ihiala—Owerri Road, Anambra State.

The Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Anambra State Command, RC Margaret B. Onabe, in a statement issued to newsmen, explained that the incident occurred close to the Ihiala Local Government Secretariat, at about 05:00hours.

According to her, 22 people (comprising 17 male adults and 5 female adults) were involved in the crash, while one male adult (the conductor) died, and four other male adults sustained various degrees of injuries.

She further attributed the cause of the crash to fatigue and loss of control, and explained that it was between two vehicles —a white Zhongtong Luxurious Bus (with registration number: NNE423XB) and another vehicle its details could not be gotten.

According to her, “An eyewitness, who is also one of the passengers, said the driver was tired and slept off while driving, lost control, and hit a vehicle in his front and crashed. However, the vehicle in his front did not stop.”

Continuing, she said: “As at the time of filling this report, the injured victims were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala, and the dead victim deposited at same hospital’s morgue by the FRSC rescue team from RS5.34, Ihiala Unit Command. The personnel managed traffic and ensured that the obstruction caused was cleared.”

“The Sector Commander, Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, while sympathizing with the family of the dead victim, wished the injured victims quick recovery. He urged drivers to ensure they observe the regulatory rest period before plying the road,” she added.

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