Aba: Scores injured as truck crashes into electric poles

TVC N. About 15 persons have been injured as truck crashed into electric poles on Monday, October5th in Abia state. The tragedy occurred after the heavy duty truck which was heading to Akwa Ibom state, crashed into three poles, leaving two tricycle riders and their passengers severely injured.

According to news men, the truck violently crashed into the electric pole causing an explosion and fire outbreak around the area.

On seeing the explosion, people fled from their homes, shops and cars while some tried to rescue some injured persons.

It was gathered that, some eyewitnesses said the fire, which started as a result of the explosion, fell poles and saw people run in different directions. The eyewitnesses also disclosed that the truck drivers and their conductors on several occasions, used wooden planks to raise the power cables before they pass through the junction.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Nta Ogbonnaya Nta, , who also confirmed the incident, said the matter is being handled by the Ogbor Hill Police Division while the injured persons have been taken to the hospital.


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