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Mack Truck Killed 3 Persons And 3 Injured In Akwa Ibom Road Accident


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ABOUT three persons, including two women, were killed with and three others injured on Wednesday morning in an accident involving a Mack truck at the Urua Ekpa Junction area along the Calabar- Itu highway in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

The incident, according to an eyewitness, Effiong Bassey, occurred at about 8:30 a.m when the truck, with a Rivers State registration number, BNY 137 XA, veered off the road in a bid to avoid crushing a tricycle in its path, which was trying to negotiate the junction.

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That action made the truck lose control, thereby crashing into a nearby filling station where three bystanders who were waiting to board vehicles to their destinations were crushed to death.

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Bassey, a motorcyclist, said apart from the three persons killed, three other people sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

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The Akwa Ibom State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Sunday Oghenekaro, while confirming the incident, however, said only a man and a woman were killed.

Oghenekaro blamed the accident on the tricycle operator who crossed the path of the truck.

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