3 Escape Death As Lorry Crashes Into Drainage System In Onitsha

By Sunny A. Ijomah

Three occupants of a long lorry including the driver have received various degrees of injuries as the lorry skidded off the MCC axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Express road, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The vehicle fell into the center drainage of the express road emptying its contents on the road.

According to an eye witness, Mr. Okechukwu Nwankwo, the conductor of the long lorry with the registration number Enugu XX 971 ENU, started signaling other vehicles to make way for the vehicle carrying empty crates of beer from Ogbo tomato axis of the Express Road due to faulty brake failure before it finally crashed at the MCC axis.

Others who spoke anonymously thanked God that no life was lost but appealed to the state government to ban heavy duty vehicles from operating during the day to minimize the number of casualties involved, whenever such incident occurs.

Our correspondent who was at the scene of the incident, reports that the victims, three men and a young lady whose identity have not been ascertained, were rushed to Saint Charles Borromew Hospital for treatment.