The accident scene
A container conveyed by Mack truck with registration number XS 254 ENU, driven by one Amuche Chinedu, has fallen, killing three occupants of a tricycle.
The incident happened on Sunday, when the driver of the Mack truck, Amuche Chinedu lost control and knocked down two tricycles at Omor Street Mgbuka, Nkpor, Anambra State.
The state police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed this in a press release.
He said, “On the 19/01/2020, along Mercedes Avenue by Omor Street Mgbuka, Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State, a Mack trailer conveying a container with registration number XS 254 ENU, driven by one Amuche Chinedu ‘M’ of Ugwunagbo LGA of Abia State, lost control and knocked down two tricycles with registration numbers AAH 774 UW and AWK 191 QN.
“The tricycle was ridden by one Sunday Agbafor ‘M’ aged 35yrs of Onuofia Igboeze in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State and one Adidu Uchenna ‘M’ aged 39yrs of Ugwunagbo LGA of Abia State.”
Haruna said as a result of the loss of control, the trailer including the container fell into a deep erosion pit while the two of the passengers together with the conductor of the truck, one Chika whose surname and address were yet unknown died on the spot.
He added that, “Police patrol team led by DPO Ogidi Division CSP Mark Ijarafu visited the scene and removed the corpses and deposited at Iyienu Hospital Morgue, ogidi and cleared obstruction to enable free flow of traffic in the Area.”
He added that the truck driver also sustained injuries and is receiving treatment at an undisclosed Hospital.