Tanker crushes Anambra tricycle operator to death, injures many

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Published September 16, 2020

Tony Okafor , Awka

A water tanker has reportedly crushed to death a tricycle operator and injured many residents in Anambra State.

The accident, which occurred on Tuesday at Nkpor on the Onitsha -Awka Old Road , near Onitsha , involved a Mercedes Benz 911 water tanker and a tricycl

Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the crash was as a result of excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking by the lorry driver .

The acting Sector Public Education Officer , Federal Road Safety Corps , Anambra Sector Command, Kamal Musa, confirmed the accident .

He said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in a morgue after a doctor certified him dead .

Musa stated, “ A fatal road traffic crash involving a yellow Mercedes Benz 911 water tanker with number plate XB 698 GDD and a yellow TVS tricycle without number plate was recorded opposite the Jodon Shopping Mall , Nkpor , along the Onitsha - Awka Old Road .

“ The crash involved a total of five persons, four male adults and one female adult . Three male adults and one female adult , who sustained varying degrees of injury , were taken to the Borromeo Hospital , Onitsha , by the FRSC rescue team from the Nteje Unit Command

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