Nigeria: Truck Crushes 4 Female Hawkers in Onitsha

25 February 2021

A truck with registration number XF 259 UNZ driven by an unidentified man, yesterday, ran over four female pedestrians who were hawking at the Upper Iweka flyover in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Eyewitnesses said that the truck driver had a disagreement with the revenue collectors at the Upper Iweka flyover and the truck rolled back and crushed the four female hawkers.

Anambra State Sector Public Education Officer of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Edor, who confirmed the accident in a statement, said it happened at about 7:30 am on Wednesday.

According to Florence, FRSC rescue team, Nigeria Army and Nigeria Police rescued the victims to Toronto hospital where they were confirmed dead. Their remains were deposited at the morgue of the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle has been handed over to the police for further investigation.

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