Ten persons died and many were injured in an accident near Agulu Lake in Aniocha Local Government of Anambra State.
Governor Willie Obiano, who visited the scene of the crash, promised to foot the bills of the injured.
The governor also promised to put barricades on the road to prevent a recurrence.
The accident involved a truck (XB 238 MBA) loaded with metal objects.
An eyewitness said the truck’s brake failed and collided with four other vehicles.
Gov Obiano also visited St. Joseph’s Hospital, Adazi Nnukwu, where about 10 injured persons were being treated. He directed that speed breakers be built on the roads to check a recurrence.
Obiano sympathised with the bereaved families, and directed that the injured be taken to the teaching hospital in Amaku, Awka, for proper medical attention.