Friday, September 11, 2015

Trailer crushes 9-year-old in Onitsha

* 24 others injured

Awka—A Nine-year-old girl was yesterday crushed at
Afor –Nkpo- New Tarzan axis, near Onitsha, Anambra
State by a liquor haulage van, which injured 24

The girl was said to be returning from an errand
when she met her death as her body had been
deposited at Eyi Enu Hospital Mortuary, Ogidi.

An eye witness said the lorry driver was shouting
from afar to alert people that his breaks were faulty,
only for the vehicle to slam into a spot where people
were gathered, killing the girl on the spot.

The eyewitness said: "The driver could not control the
situation and he immediately jumped out alongside
the conductor. The lorry hit one L300 inside the
waterway; smashed the little girl and rammed into a
hair-dressing saloon."

The lorry also trapped an aged man under its tyre,
while the owner of the hair dressing saloon managed
to run away, leaving her five-year-old child behind.
The lorry, with number plate XA424-AAH (Anambra)
had full load of lager beer beverage at the time of the

The eye witness said that the people around
managed to pull the old man out of the tyre, with his
legs shattered, while the five- year-old child was
rescued unhurt.

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