Painful: Container Falls Off Trailer, Crushes Woman To Death In Anambra

Painful: Container Falls Off Trailer, Crushes Woman To Death In Anambra

by Victor Ndubuisi

On Thursday, a woman, whose name has not yet been confirmed, sadly perished after a container fell from a caravan in the busy Eze-Iweka neighbourhood close to the Upper Iweka Bus Stop on the Onitsha-Owerri Road.

According to reports, the unfortunate incident happened on Thursday, October 19, when cargo was being unloaded from a truck that was parked by the wayside.

According to a witness who was mentioned by Daily Trust, the container suddenly dropped and struck the woman who was nearby.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps’ (FRSC) acting Sector Public Education Officer, Margaret Onabe, confirmed the event and stated that it occurred on Thursday about 3 p.m. Onabe said that the police team tried to get the container out of the way and blamed the mishap on brake failure.


“An unidentified driver of a commercial Mark trailer at about 15:08hrs on Thursday was involved in a road traffic crash. The probable cause of the fatal crash was break failure.

“According to eyewitnesses, the truck was packed, while goods were being offloaded, and all of a sudden, it rolled off without a driver inside and hit one person.

“One female adult was involved. She was killed by the 40ft container the trailer was carrying.

“The FRSC rescue team from RS5.3A1 Upper-Iweka Outpost, Anambra State rushed to the accident scene along with the Awada police team making efforts to get a crane to lift the 40ft container where the road traffic crash victim was trapped,” Onabe noted, stating further that the Awada police division is also investigating for necessary actions.

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She stated that the state’s Sector Commander, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, expressed sympathy to the family of the deceased victim while noting that significant efforts had been taken to apprehend the truck driver.

“The sector commander seriously warned motorists to desist from disobeying traffic rules and regulations, emphasising regular maintenance of vehicles to minimum safety standards to avert this kind of crash that occurred. Drive to save your life and the lives of others on the road,” she said.



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