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May 19, 2024

Truck kills 5, crushes multiple vehicles, injures many in Imo

Truck kills 5, crushes multiple vehicles, injures many in Imo

By Emmanuel Iheaka

No fewer than five persons were feared dead, Saturday night, as a trailer crushed multiple vehicles at the Imo State University junction, Owerri.

An eye witness said the trailer which took the wrong lane, lost control and rammed into the vehicles waiting at a traffic light before being waged by an electric pole.

 One of the dead victims was said to be a lecturer at the Department of Banking and Finance of the institution. His name could not be ascertained as at press time.

The incident left many injured, at the ever bustling junction. Medical personnel at the Federal University Teaching Hospital, Owerri, battled to save the lives of the many injured victims who were in critical condition.

Relatives of victims and residents of the state who couldn’t reach their relatives and friends had besieged the hospital.

The IMSU junction has become notorious for such fatal accidents, which mostly involved trailers.