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Truck crushes 1 to death in Anambra


A speeding truck driver, on Tuesday killed a male pedestrian at the Immigration junction along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Anambra state.

The Sino truck with body code number: OPL-1A-022 belongs to Dangote.

An eyewitness said that the truck driver was on speed and , rammed into a pedestrian and crushed him.

He said a total of three male adults were involved in the crash and one of them was killed, while the other two were rescued unhurt.

The eyewitness also said the truck driver had wanted to escape but was blocked by a good samaritan, who apprehended him and towed the truck to B Division Police Awka.

The spokesperson for Anambra State command of Federal Roads Safety Corps FRSC Margaret B Onabe said rescue team from RS5.3 Awka Anambra State rushed the victim to AMAKU hospital Awka where the male adult was confirmed dead and his corpse was deposited at same hospital mortuary.

She also said the team ensured obstruction caused by the crash was cleared.

Meanwhile,the Sector Commander Anambra State *Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi has sympathized with the family of the dead victim.

He seriously warned motorist to desist from overspeeding and observe recommended safe speed limits.


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