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Auto crashes claim 13 lives in Anambra

15 October 2014, 20:28

Awka - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Wednesday in Awka, that 13 persons lost their lives in auto crashes in Anambra during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Sunday Ajayi, Anambra Sector Commander of the FRSC, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The Federal Government declared October 6 and 7 public holidays to enable Muslims celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir.

The FRSC commander also said that 20 others were injured during the period.

Also read: 28 people die in Osun road accidents

He said that there were four road crashes during the period, adding that two of them were fatal.

On road traffic offences, the sector commander said that 1 175 offences were recorded; while 1 123 were arrested for committing various offences, ranging from over-speeding, overloading and use of telephone while driving.

Ajayi also said that some motorists were apprehended for non-possession of valid vehicle licences, among other offences.

He reiterated the commitment of the commission to enforce traffic rules and regulations, adding that the mobile court would continue to try traffic offenders.



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