The crash which occurred after Obosi Police Station, off Onitsha-Owerri road, involved a tipper truck with registration number, JIT 168 XG, a commercial bus belonging to Izuchukwu Motors, with registration number, ABN 430 YN, and a black Toyota Spider, with registration number, FST 122 DQ.
The dead were deposited at a nearby mortuary while the injured were taken to Unity Hospital, Obosi for medical attention.
Narrating his account, the driver of the ill-fated black Toyota Spider, who pleaded anonymity, thanked God for saving his life and his fellow occupants, and to passersby, Police and FRSC officials, for joining in rescue operation.
Mr. Obiora Chinonso, a trader at Mgbuka Obosi, who joined in rescue operation, attributed the incident to over speeding and break failure.
Meanwhile, men of the Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corp helped in rescue operation and clearing of road for free flow of traffic.