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Truck Container Crushes Woman To Death In Anambra State

On Thursday evening, October 19, an unidentified woman was crushed to death after a 40-foot container fell from a rolling trailer in the busy Eze-Iweka area near the Upper Iweka Bus Stop, along the Onitsha-Owerri Roadon.

According to reports, the truck parked by the roadside while goods were being offloaded, suddenly started moving. It was while the truck was moving, that the  40ft container it was carrying fell and crushed the victim who was by the roadside to death.

The dead victim was still trapped under the container as rescue efforts were still ongoing to lift the container and remove her body.

Confirming the incident, the acting Sector Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Margaret Onabe, attributed the cause of the crash to brake failure, adding that the police were making efforts to get a crane to lift the 40ft container.

She said, “An unidentified driver of a commercial Mark trailer at about 15:08 hrs on Thursday was involved in a road traffic crash. The probable cause of the fatal crash was brake failure. According to eyewitnesses, the truck was packed, while goods were being offloaded, and all of a sudden, it rolled off without a driver inside and hit one person.

One female adult was involved. She was killed by the 40ft container the trailer was carrying.

The FRSC rescue team from RS5.3A1 Upper-Iweka Outpost, Anambra state rushed to the accident scene along with the Awada police team, making efforts to get a crane to lift the 40ft container where the road traffic crash victim was trapped.

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And efforts are still in place to get the driver of the truck amidst the Awada police division who are also investigating for necessary actions.”


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