TRAGIC: Trailer Crushes Couple, Son To Death In Anambra

TRAGIC: Trailer Crushes Couple, Son To Death In Anambra

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A fatal accident on Sunday, July 12, 2015 killed three members of a family of six in Awka Anambra State.

The accident,  involved a trailer, heavily laden with brick in a 40-feet container and a Toyota Camry vehicle, along Enugu-Onitsha express road.

According to reports, the victims were Mr and Mrs Okechukwu Odinigwe of Uratta Village, Enugwu-ukwu in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State and the first son amongst their four children.

An eye witnesses account said; the trailer was descending from Arroma, en-route Enugu and was being hotly pursued by officers of the Civil Defense Corps, when the unfortunate incident happened.

Coincidentally, three children, including a seven-month-old baby of the dead couple, survived the accident.

At the scene of the accident, the car was in pieces and while the bodies of the victims where being searched  to find any document that could give a clue to the victims, officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps recovered a baby flask, hand bags and other personal items.

Some sympathizers blamed federal security agencies for being responsible for every accident on the highway while others call for ban of heavy duty trucks plying the expressway in the day.

It was gathered that the surviving victims had been taken to a nearby mission hospital while the dead – the man, his wife and their first son, had been deposited at Anambra State Teaching Hospital Mortuary.

At the Emergency and Accident Unit of the mission hospital, the three children were being attended to. Their cries of pain rented the air.

Governor Willy Obiano, on hearing about the incident went to see the victims at the hospital.

He commiserated with the families of the victims and prayed for the peaceful repose of their souls.

Governor Obiano assured them of the State government’s responsibility for the cost of their treatment and warned once again against reckless driving and spoke against heavy duty trucks plying the state roads in the day time.

He also directed the Anambra State Commissioner of Police to commence investigation into the cause of the accident.


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