Asaba- Five persons were on Sunday feared dead and seven seriously injured in an accident involving two articulated vehicles and two private cars along Asaba-Onitsha Expressway in Delta.
Julius Bassey, the Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba.
He said the accident, which occurred around 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, was as a result of brake failure of an articulated vehicle belonging to Dangote Company.
``Sixteen people were involved, five died on the spot while seven others were injured; the wounded and the corpses have been taken to Federal Medical Centre in Asaba,’’ Bassey said.
He said FRSC officials were at the scene to clear the obstruction and control traffic in that axis of the town.
He advised drivers to always keep to stipulated speed limit for the sake of other road users.
NAN recalls that an accident in which four persons died occurred on April 13 at Agbor along Asaba-Benin highway.