Asaba – There was crying and wailing in Asaba, Delta State as 13 persons were perished in a multiple auto crash at Okpanam junction, along Asaba/ Onitsha express way.
Mr. Random Kulven, Delta State Commandant of the Federal Road Safety Corps who confirmed the accident yesterday said two others were in critical conditions while nine sustained various degrees of injuries.
It was gathered that the driver of a green coloured Toyota Car with registration number AA 231 XX heading towards Onitsha allegedly veered off the road after losing control of his vehicle and somersaulted. Other vehicles ram into the somersaulting vehicles.
It was also gathered that sympathizers and passers by who trooped to the scene after long battle to survive rescue victims were seen forcing the vehicle doors opened with axes before the deceased were removed and taken to the Federal Medical Center (FMC Asaba) mortuary.
But some residents in Okpanam community said it was the sixth times in December that several vehicles had crashed on the same spot as a result of over speeding
They added that a trailer loaded with goods also crashed with a stationary vehicle in Ubulu-Okiti along the Expressway.
Mr. Kulven warned motorists against over speeding and reckless saying that victims of the accident were trapped in their various vehicles.