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Man Gets Trapped In Horrific Crash As Truck Drivers Protest Touts’ Extortion In Onitsha

Posted by Samuel on Tue 05th Jul, 2022 - tori.ng

The accident was reportedly caused by a protest staged by truck drivers against the illegal activities of touts in the commercial city.

 Onitsha

In what will come across as a really startling development, a middle-aged man has been trapped in a crash in Onitsha.

The man was on Tuesday trapped in a crash at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State, The Nation reports.

The accident was reportedly caused by a protest staged by truck drivers against the illegal activities of touts in the commercial city.

The crash led to traffic gridlock along major roads in the area, including Awka road, Bridge head, Owerri road and Ezeiweka road.

A commuter, who simply identified himself as Okeoma, described the incident as unfortunate and harrowing, calling on relevant agencies to rescue the dying man.

“One person was trapped in the vehicle. Crane urgently needed to rescue the dying man. Relevant agencies should help travellers and other road users passing through Onitsha,” he pleaded.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi, said the trapped victim has been successfully evacuated alive and taken to Boromeo hospital for proper medical attention.

He said: “The truck drivers are presently protesting against the activities of touts (agberos) which led to the crash in the first place.

“FRSC personnel and other agencies are trying to appeal to the protesting truck drivers who blocked the expressway to allow reason prevail.”



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