Not less than six victims have been confirmed dead in a tragic road accident in Ebonyi State.
In a statement issued during the weekend, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) revealed that the automobile crash happened on the Onueke axis at the Afikpo-Abakaliki road in Ebonyi.
The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Igwe Nnabuife, regretted the incident, informing journalists in Abakaliki that the accident included a total of 17 individuals.
Out of these, six lost their lives, while 11 sustained critical injuries.
Nnabuife further revealed that the collision involved two articulated vehicles and a commercial bus owned by Peace Mass Transit.
“It happened around 11:50 am at Onuwedu, Onueke axis, Ezza South local government area of Ebonyi.
“This is a multiple crash, and it was caused by wrong overtaking.
“The dead have been taken to the mortuary at Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, while those injured are receiving treatment.
“We advise drivers to always be patient while driving. Always obey the traffic rules and regulations. Avoid dangerous driving and overspeeding to save lives,”