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Obiano weeps as lorry crushes woman, grandchild

Tony Okafor, Awka

THE Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, could not control his emotions on Friday night when he witnessed a ghastly lorry accident that crushed a middle-aged woman and her granddaughter.

The accident occurred near Chief Eugene Obiagwu Bus-stop, Awka-Etiti, along Nnobi-Ekwulobia road of the state.

The 911 articulated lorry crashed into shops in the area.

 

It was gathered that the governor was returning from a burial at Mbosi in Ihiala Council Area of the state when the incident occurred.

He ordered his convoy to stop at the scene and directed the convoy ambulance to convey the corpses to a nearby morgue.

While describing the incident as unfortunate, Obiano harped on the harped on the need for motorists to be careful and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition.

The governor, who was seen cleaning his eyes with a white handkerchief, condoled with the bereaved family and the entire Awka-Etiti community over the incident, assuring them of government’s involvement in the deceased burial.

Southern City News learnt that the deceased were on their way home from a burial when they were crushed by the lorry with Registration Number Rivers XB-751-PHC.

The crash, an eyewitness said, was as a result of brake failure.\

“The driver, on seeing the level of destruction caused by the accident, immediately jumped down from the vehicle and fled into the bush,” the eyewitness said.

-Punch

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