See How Truck Killed Eight Hawkers In Anambra state
Tori4africa reveals that a truck ran into hawkers at Kwata junction, Awka, Anambra State and allegedly killed eight children.
An unspecified witness told our reporters that,
Eight children hawking at the traffic point at Kwata junction flyover were killed by a truck carrying cows.
The anonymous witness explained that the youths in the area quickly gathered and set the truck, including the cows on fire.
The Anonymous witness added that,
The accident happened when a truck which was conveying cattle to an unknown location lost its brake while descending the Kwata junction slope, knocking down eight hawkers and injuring four occupants of two Sport Utility Vehicles.
As of the time of filing this report, the youths refused an attempt by the Anambra State Fire Service to put off the fire on the truck.
The accident caused traffic in many parts in Awka for hours.
There was shooting in the area by soldiers to scatter the youth who hesitated to push the truck off the road to allow traffic flow.
The shooting caused citizens and even drivers to abandon their vehicles on the road and run for safety.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident but could not confirm the casualty figure. He said,
I’m still awaiting a full situation report.