FRSC returns N1.3 million, other belongings of crash victims to families

FRSC returns N1.3 million, other belongings of crash victims to families

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Imo says it returned N1.3 million and other personal effects to families of victims of a road crash on Wednesday.

FRSC’s unit head for the Ngor-Okpala council area, Angela Fagbemide, handed over the items at the corps divisional office in the council area on Thursday.

Two 18-seater buses loaded with passengers on Wednesday collided along the Ngor-Okpala axis of the Owerri-Aba expressway, leaving three persons dead and others wounded.

Ms Fagbemide said cash of N1.2 million was returned to one of the victims while N47,500 was returned to another. According to her, valuables, including international travel documents, certificates and a bag containing footwear and clothes, were also returned.

“It was a case of high impact head-on collision, as one of the bus drivers veered off his lane and blocked the approach of the other driver coming from an opposite direction, leading to the collision. Our men rushed 11 victims to a nearby hospital, where two persons were confirmed dead,” Ms Fagbemide explained. 

She added, “Two others are still receiving treatment at the hospital whereas the families of the others have transferred them to hospitals closer to where they reside. Seven persons were rushed to the Federal University Teaching Hospital, Owerri, and are receiving treatment. Some with minor injuries have been discharged.”

The FRSC official advised motorists to obey driving rules to avoid accidents, especially as the year ends and its accompanying festivities approach.

A family member of one of the victims, Chiamaka Emerenwa, thanked the FRSC for the support given to the victims. 

(NAN)

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