NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 05: The wreckage of a car sits in a ditch off the Napier Taupo Highway just south of the Mohaka Bridge on October 5, 2005 in Napier, New Zealand. The car was involved in a crash four days previously but was only discovered when a truck driver who had broken down at the same spot went to investigate noises from a nearby bank. The driver discovered a seriously injured woman who had spent more than three days trapped in a wrecked car. The male driver of the car and a female passenger died in the crash, while the suriviving female passenger was flown to Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital in Hastings in a critical condition. (Photo by John Cowpland/Getty Images)

The Onueke axis at the Afikpo-Abakaliki road in Ebonyi claimed the lives of six people, according to confirmation from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Sunday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki was informed by the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Igwe Nnabuife, that 17 people were victims of the accident.

Six people died and eleven were critically injured, according to Nnabuife.Three vehicles—two articulated vehicles and a commercial bus owned by Peace Mass Transit—were involved in the collision, according to Nnabuife.

“It occurred at Onuwedu, Onueke axis, Ezza South local government area of Ebonyi, at approximately 11:50 am.”It was an improper overtaking that resulted in this multiple crash.”

“The injured are being treated at the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki, while the deceased have been taken to the mortuary.”

“We recommend that drivers exercise patience at all times when operating a vehicle. Always abide by the laws and regulations governing traffic. To preserve lives, refrain from reckless driving and excessive speeding, Nnabuife declared. (NAN)

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