A bottled water seller in Owerri, the Imo state capital, identified as Chibueze Uguru, was yesterday crushed to death by a heavy duty truck that lost control.
The truck with the registration number, Lagos XY – 844 – EKS, according to an witness account lost control at the the holy ghost secondary school – Assumpta road and hit a non moving pay loader before ramming on the young man who was hawking on the road side which led to his instant death .
The eyewitness said that the truck which was conveying sharp sand stocked in cement bags, was coming into town from the Onitsha road before officials of Imo Environmental Transformation Commission who were on duty to stop heavy duty vehicles from accessing the state capital in the day time allegedly went after it.
He said that, the driver of the truck noticing that the ENTRACO officials were after him, paddled off, but unfortunately he lost control and started horning and shouting for people to desert the road, but that was to late, as Uguru, was smashed to death by the speeding truck.
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