19 persons have been knocked down by a tanker driver yesterday evening in Onitsha Anambra State.
The tanker with Reg No EFF81XA loaded with kerosene and was driven by one Junior Agari ‘m’ aged about 35 years of No 7, Williams Street Aka avenue Efurum, Delta state.
The 19 persons were knocked down after the tanker driver lost control of the vehicle along service lane upper Iweka Onitsha.
Victims were rushed to Toronto hospital after police arrived the scene. Toronthospital Onitsha. Seven persons comprising of Six males and one woman were confirmed dead by the medical doctor while 12 others are receiving treatment. The identities of the dead are yet to be known but their corpses have been deposited at the hospital morgue for postmortem examination.
The driver has been arrested while the truck was recovered and obstruction cleared to enable free flow of traffic in the Area.