One person has been killed and five others injured in an accident on the Agulu Lake Bridge by Nanka Agulu Road, Anambra State.
The crash, which occurred on Monday, involved a car and a trailer.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the trailer was carrying bags of rice and was descending the Agulu hill when it suffered a brake failure and veered off the road.
gathered that the injured victims were taken to the St. Joseph Hospital, where one male adult was confirmed dead by a doctor.
The corpse was reportedly deposited in the hospital’s morgue.
Our correspondent observed as men of the Federal Road Safety Corps deployed in the area controlled traffic to avert a secondary crash.
The Sector Commander, FRSC, Anambra State, Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed the incident and commiserated with the family of the victim.
He urged motorists to always keep to safety rules and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before hitting the road.
“Obey traffic rules and regulations at all times,” he added.