Two persons died, Wednesday night, while seven sustained injuries as the driver of an articulated vehicle lost control at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State, and rammed into a car coming from Asaba, Delta State.
The accident, which occurred at a spot close to the scene of the tanker fire accident, which claimed over 70 lives on May 31, took place at exactly 8p.m.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that the vehicle suffered brake failure.
Divisional Police Officer in charge of Central Police Station in Onitsha, Mr. Isa Abubakar, who confirmed the accident, said the injured persons were taken to hospitals, while the dead were taken to a mortuary in the city.
Isah said the number of casualties would have been higher were it not for the pavement at Asaba Park, which stopped the vehicle from ramming into the horde of commuters waiting to board vehicles to their destinations.