The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday confirmed that three persons died in an accident involving an articulated vehicle and a tricycle on Mgbuka-Nkpor road in Onitsha.
The Anambra Sector Commander of FRSC , Andrew Kumapayi, told journalists in Awka, that the accident occurred at 1:46 p.m.
Kumapayi said the driver of the articulated vehicle with no registration number, lost control and rammed into a tricycle (Keke NAPEP), which was conveying three passengers.
He said four people were involved in the accident but that three persons died, while one other sustained injury.
The FRSC commander said: “The truck, due to brake failure lost control and rammed into the tricycle’ with registration number AAH774 UW. The three passengers in the tricycle died.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at the Iyenu mortuary in Ogidi, while the injured person is receiving treatment at the hospital.”
The sector commander advised motorists to drive cautiously and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before embarking on trips to avoid loss of lives. (NAN)