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Mob set truck ablaze for crushing barrow pusher in Onitsha

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By Praise Necherem

A middle-aged man was on Tuesday crushed to death by an articulated truck in Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state.
The deceased, a wheel barrow pusher, was reportedly killed by the truck along Onitsha – Owerri road axis of the town. 

According to eyewitnesses, the truck driver slipped out of his lane due to excessive speeding and crushed the barrow pusher, who they said was popular in the area.
The witness said the angry youths were forced to set the truck on fire following the sudden disappearance of the driver.

“The angry youths revenged by setting the truck ablaze, when the driver was nowhere to be found,” he said.
Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander, Andrew Kumapayi, warned motorists, especially truck drivers, to  abide by the stipulated speed limits in built-up areas, to avoid unnecessary road traffic crashes.

He said: “At about 0955hrs this morning, 10th November, 2020, a male adult whose identify was not captured, was crushed in a fatal road traffic crash involving a Dangote Truck without a registration number, near Zenith Bank, along Onitsha- Owerri road, Onitsha. 

“FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost was immediately mobilised for rescue operations, only to be intercepted by the angry youths, who took the corpse of the victim away.”

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