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Anambra records 97 road crashes, 35 deaths in 11 months – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said it recorded 97 road crashes in Anambra, which involved 820 people, claimed 35 lives, and injured 270 others.

Sector Commander, FRSC, Anambra, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, presented the data at a year-end media conference and award ceremony on Saturday in Awka.

Irelewuyi stated that the figures indicated great improvement and reduction when compared to the records from 2022, attributing it to the media’s dissemination of road safety information.

“Looking at our activities from January to Nov. 30, we recorded 97 road crashes which involved 820 persons, 25 of the crashes were fatal, claiming the lives of 35 persons and 270 persons injured.

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“There is a significant reduction when compared with the 2022 record where we recorded 132 road crashes involving 1,048 persons, 42 of which were fatal, claiming the lives of 64 persons and injuring 306 others.”

The Sector Commander said the Corps would launch Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Crash from December 15 to January 15, 2024, to ensure smooth traffic flow during the Yuletide.

Irelewuyi confirmed that 1,000 people, including regular and special marshals, will be deployed around the state to provide effective traffic management, enforcement, and control.

He added that the operation would be carried out in collaboration with sister agencies, including the media, the Federal Ministry of Works, the Anambra State Ministry of Transportation, and the Traffic Management Agency.

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