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7 Persons Confirmed Dead As Tanker Driver Knocks Down 19 Persons In Onitsha [Photos]

The tanker’s brake failed, the driver lost control of the vehicle and knocked down 19 persons along service lane upper Iweka Onitsha.

On Wednesday, 13/3/2019 at about 4:30 pm, 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, Anambra State.

According to reports, the tanker’s brake failed, the driver lost control of the vehicle and knocked down 19 persons along service lane upper Iweka Onitsha.

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 dead by the medical doctor, while 12 others are receiving treatment. The Corpses are deposited at the hospital morgue for postmortem examination.

Consequently, Suspect was arrested while the truck was recovered and obstruction cleared to enable a free flow of traffic in the Area.

Meanwhile, the case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

Watch a graphic video from the scene below:

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