Container Falls On Tricycles, Kills Two, Injures Four In Onitsha

Container Falls On Tricycle, Kills Two, Injures Four In Onitsha

The Container on top of Vehicles/Sahara Reporters

20-feet container reportedly fell on two tricycles killing two and four sustaining injuries in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Concise News gathered that the incident occurred on the Obodoukwu road junction of Upper Iweka area of the commercial city of the state.

According to reports, the injured persons were rushed to various hospitals for medical attention.

Vehicular movement on both sides of the Onitsha-Owerri road was halted following the presence of towing vehicles belonging to the Police, FRSC and other relevant agencies involved in the rescue operations.

Eyewitnesses said the 20ft container slipped off from the 4ft trailer while in motion.

The surviving victims were later rescued through the assistance of policemen from the Okpoko Divisional Police Station, officials of the FRSC and Anambra State Traffic Management Agency (ASTMA) in conjunction with the ambulance workers of the Toronto hospital.

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Haruna Mohammed, said two persons lost their lives while four others had been hospitalised.

He said the area has since been cordoned off while the road had been cleared for free flow of vehicular movement.

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