At least six people reportedly died while 11 others were injured in an accident that occured on the Onueke axis at the Afikpo-Abakaliki road in Ebonyi State on Sunday.
The State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Igwe Nnabuife, disclosed this in Abakaliki, the state capital, noting that the accident involved 17 persons.
Nnabuife said that six persons died, while 11 were critically injured.
He stated further that the accident involved three vehicles: two articulated vehicles and a commercial bus belonging to 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,” Nnabuife stated.