BREAKING: Many feared dead, others trapped as container falls on vehicles in Aba (Photos)

Many people were trapped while some are feared dead in Aba, Abia State on Tuesday morning when a fully loaded 40ft container truck fell on a SUV car and a tricycle.

The incident was said to have occurred at the Waterside Bridge in Aba.

Details of the unfortunate incident is still sketchy but pictures obtained from the scene of the incident shows some of the victims reeling in pain.

The number of casualties is still unknown.

It was gathered that the accident occurred when a trailer conveying a 40-feet container, descending from Ogbor-Hill, lost control after break failure and collided with two vehicles at the top of the Aba River Bridge.

The Aba River has been a scene of a serious accident and the situation led to the relocation of the biggest abattoir in the Abia popularly known as Ahia-Udele, but this recent accident is the first since the relocation of the market.

An eyewitness said that the vehicle while descending from Opobo-Junction along Aba Ikot-Ekepe Highway, was swerving uncontrollably and unfortunately met another spoilt trailer on top of the bridge and in the process of trying to dodge the trailer, it collided with a Siena and another stationary vehicle which it fell on, killing and injuring many.

Efforts to reach men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) met at the scene of the accident proved abortive as they quickly moved away from the scene when the anger of the Aba public was growing following the failure to bring a crane to lift the container to rescue victims trapped under the container.


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