Three persons, said to be passengers of a commuter bus, Thursday died in an early morning accident involving a sewage tanker in Nnewi, Anambra State, DAILY POST reports.
Sources said the accident happened at about 8am, when a sewage Tanker collided with a mini bus and another truck whose reg numbers are yet unknown, along Otolo/ Okigwe Road in Nnewi LGA of Anambra State.
The police public relations officer of Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed this, said the three deceased persons have been deposited in the mortuary.
He said, “Police Patrol teams attached to Otolo division along with MTD Personnel visited the scene and rushed victims to Nnewi Diocesan Hospital where three victims were confirmed dead by the doctor while three others are responding to treatment. Corpses are deposited at the hospital morgue for postmortem examination.
“However, before the arrival of the Police, the Mammoth crowd at the scene of the accident who were aggrieved as a result of the accident set the vehicles ablaze.”
He said the area has been cordoned off to prevent further breakdown of law and order and prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation to loot.
Mohammed added that efforts were ongoing to clear obstructions and that the case is now under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.