Container Falls On Two Tricycles In Onitsha, 2 Dead, 4 Injured

Container Falls On Two Tricycles In Onitsha, 2 Dead, 4 Injured

Two persons dead and four sustained life threatening injuries when a 20-feet container fell onto two tricycles in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The incident happened at Obodoukwu road junction by Upper Iweka road in Anambra State.

Container Falls On Two Tricycles In Onitsha, 2 Dead, 4 Injured

According to reports, the injured individuals were transported to local hospitals for medical attention.

When our correspondent visited the scene, some of the victims were yet to be rescued as the container was heavy for two large towing lorries brought to lift it from the trapped tricycles

There were temporary roads closure on both sides of the Onitsha-Owerri road as emergency vehicles belonging to the Police, FRSC and other relevant agencies involved in the rescue operations.

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 road has since been cleared and opened for free flow of traffic.

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