On Tuesday in Anambra state around Onitsha, a truck reportedly owned by the Dangote Group has been set ablaze after killing a cart pusher.

The driver who drove the truck fled away from the scene.

Mr Kamal Musa who served as the Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Public Education Officer in the state explained that the incident occurred around 9.55am on Tuesday.

He said “Around 9.55am on November 10, 2020, a male adult whose identity was not captured was crushed to death in a fatal road crash involving a Dangote truck without registration number near Zenith Bank, Onitsha, along Onitsha-Owerri Road.

Mr Kamal Musa explained further that “According to eyewitnesses the truck driver slipped out of his lane due to excessive speeding and crushed a pedestrian, who is well known in the community, hence angry youths revenged by setting the truck ablaze when the driver was nowhere to be found

He added that “The FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka outpost was immediately mobilised for rescue operations only to be intercepted by angry youths, who took the corpse of the victim away”.

In conclusion, Mr Kamal Musa makes it known that Mr Andrew Kumapayi who is the state Sector Commander has warned the motorists before especially the truck drivers to reduce their speed limit’s in other to avoid to road crashes.


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