The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has assisted in the rescue of victims involved in a ghastly motor accident in front of the State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps office at Amawbia.
The governor in the company of some state officials, who were on their way to flag off a road project on Monday, ensured that all the victims were evacuated and taken to the hospital for prompt medical treatment.
The accident involved a Mitsubishi bus belonging to a state transport company and a stationed trailer truck belonging to a cement company. According to eyewitness account, the bus heading towards Onitsha-Enugu expressway through Amawbia by-pass suffered a brake failure and ran into the stationed trailer truck parked in front of the FRSC office.
Governor Obiano, who was visibly saddened by the ugly incident, ordered an investigation to find out why the vehicle was parked on the road to constitute such a threat to road users.
Among other things, he said the state government would take total responsibility for the payment of the victims’ bills.