The Federal Road Safety Corps on Sunday confirmed that six persons died in an automobile crash in Onueke axis of the Afikpo-Abakaliki Road in Ebonyi State.
The Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Igwe Nnabuife, revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria.
He told NAN in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, that the accident involved 17 persons
Nnabuife noted that six persons died, while 11 were critically injured.
According to him, the accident involved three vehicles: two articulated vehicles and a commercial bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit.
He said: “It happened around 11:50am 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 advice drivers to always be patient while driving.
“Always obey the traffic rules and regulations.
“Avoid dangerous driving and over-speeding to save lives.”