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BREAKING: Black Thursday in Aba, as trailer loses control, kills people [PHOTOS]

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Several people died on Thursday as a trailer driver lost control at Ogbor Hill (WaterSide) Bridge in Aba, Abia state, and rammed into a busy trade centre.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the accident involved a 40-feet container.

Five people have been confirmed dead: among those feared dead is a twin brother who sells plastic buckets around the market. One has been seen, but the other is still missing.

Some passengers inside a tricycle were also victims.

Police and men of the state Transport Management Scheme, otherwise known as TIMAS, were seen alongside other people trying to assist the victims.

Meanwhile, the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the immediate closure of the abattoir/cattle market and Ahia Udele market.

This was contained in a statement by Abia Commissioner for Trade and Investment, John Kalu, on Thursday.

Kalu explained that the closure was as a result of “the sad and shocking incident” of a loaded trailer losing control and falling into the abattoir located at Waterside River area of Ogbor Hill, Aba.

See some photos from the accident scene below:

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9 Comments

  1. After what I witnessed today at the accident scene I’ve not been myself ever since. Ohhh God of the poor and helpless save your children from this blood hungry country of ours.

  2. To forestall recurrence of this horrifying act of manslaughter, an act limiting speed limit of an articulated vehicle to not more than 80 kph be enacted at the Senate. Breach shall attract a term of imprisonment of 180days at the minimum. Its been one accident too many.

  3. WHAT A FOOLISH NATION, WHEN WILL THIS GOVERNMENT PROVIDE SAFETY MEASURES FOR IT’S CITIZENS NATIONWIDE. ACCIDENTS UPON ACCIDENTS DAILY IN THIS CRAZY NATION WHERE MOST ROADS DON’T EVEN HAVE SIDEWALKS AND CYCLING LANES FORTIFIED WITH PROTECTIVE STEEL RAILINGS CONSISTENTLY ALONG THE ENTIRE STRETCHES OF ALL CATEGORIES OF NIGERIAN ROADS. GOD PLEASE COME AND FIERCELY JUDGE ALL OUR WICKED AND SELFISH POLITICAL LEADERS NATIONWIDE.

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