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JUST IN: Trailer crushes five persons to death in Anambra


By Nwanosike Onu, Awka

No fewer than five persons were killed Friday by a trailer conveying cows to an unknown destination in Awka, Anambra State

Also, many private vehicles were destroyed at Kwata junction , while waiting at the traffic light

Though, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he had not received the information,
good Samaritans prevented a mob from setting the vehicle and the driver ablaze.

An eyewitness, who spoke with The Nation, attributed the cause of the incident to the recklessness of the driver.

The source said the trailer’s break failed close to Aroma junction and instead of the driver to look for a means of controlling the vehicle, he was firing until he got to the traffic light were people were waiting and crushed many people.

“The driver did not show any sign of seriousness when people saw what was happening and started shouting.

“It’s been long this kind of accident happened in Awka. This is unfortunate . If not for the presence of some security agencies and para military outfits, the mob almost set the driver ablaze, ” the source said

The accident which occurred around 3.55pm
along the Awka -Onitsha expressway, caused heavy grid lock along the expressway, while officials of the federal Road Safety Commission FRSC were busy controlling traffic

One of the FRSC Staff, who did not want to be quoted, said the incident was an unfortunate one, adding that they would make sure the road was cleared


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