A tanker driver who knocked down 19 people in Onitsha, Anambra State, has been arrested by the police in the state.
The 35-year-old tanker driver who was identified Junior Agari ‘m’ aged about 35 years of No 7, Williams Street Aka avenue Efurum, Delta state lost control of the vehicle along service lane upper Iweka Onitsha and knocked down 19 people in the incident which occurred on Wednesday, 13/3/2019 at about 4:30pm.
Read the full press statement from the police below;
On Wednesday, 13/3/2019 at about 4:30pm,there was a fatal Motor accident involving a Mack tanker with Reg No EFF81XA loaded with kerosene and driven by one Junior Agari ‘m’ aged about 35 years of No 7, Williams Street Aka avenue Efurum ,Delta state.
The Truck driver lost control of the vehicle along service lane upper Iweka Onitsha and knocked down 19 persons. Police Patrol team attached to CPS Onitsha visited the scene and rushed victims to Toronto hospital Onitsha, where Seven (7) persons comprising of Six males and one woman whose identities are yet to be ascertained were confirmed death by the medical doctor while 12 others are receiving treatment, Corpses are deposited at the hospital morgue for postmortem examination.
Consequently, Suspect was arrested while the truck was recovered and obstruction cleared to enable free flow of traffic in the Area. Meanwhile, case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident. The Public whose relations are missing are enjoined to visit the hospital in order to identify whether victims are relatives please.
SP Haruna Mohammed PPRO Anambra State Police Command.
For -Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.
“@NnekaRomaine: People are dead 😭this life Jesus 😭a tanker just failed break at upper iweka onitsha, more than 20 dead before my eyes may their souls RIP😭 so many people disfigured for life…Chineke Nna 😭This unworthy girl is thankful. pic.twitter.com/gufNYM6MKW
— GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) March 13, 2019