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6 Persons Killed As Trucks Crashed into Anambra Market

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Awka

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tragedy struck Wednesday at Ibughubu Market, Umuchu, in Aguata council  Area of Anambra State, South-East Nigeria, as six persons lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash, involving a truck loaded with cement and a tipper.

The unfortunate incident claimed the lives of the two drivers of the heavy duty vehicles involved in the accident, as well as four other unidentified persons around the market.

Properties valued at huge amount including shops, and warehouses were  equally damaged by the two trucks, just as many traders in the market were seriously  injured.

It was gathered that the two vehicles involved in the accident,  had a head-on collision, while the impact caused them to veer into the market.

According to an eye witness, the cement truck was on a high speed, which made it to push the tipper to the other side of the market where it destroyed shops and inflicted injuries on some shop owners.

Reacting to the development, chairman of Ubughubu community, chief Titus Ike, told newsmen  that the corpses of the victims have been deposited into the mortuary, while the injured were receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical facility in the state.

The  Anambra state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Haruna Mohammed, could not be reached for his comment, as his mobile phone was switched off as at the time of filing this report.




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