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No fewer than four persons were badly injured when a truck carrying a 40-foot container rammed into the Asaba Motor Park, near Oguta Road, by Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State on Saturday.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the incident happened around 11.15 am on Saturday morning.
According to eyewitnesses at the motor park, the truck driver was going towards the River Niger Bridge before the vehicle suddenly developed brake failure.
The sources revealed that while the driver was controlling the brake failure, the vehicle veered off the road and crashed into the motor park.
The truck was said to hit over 10 vehicles, including a Toyota Sienna, commercial buses and tricycles, before finally crashing into the wall of the motor park.
The eyewitnesses said, ‘We were fortunate that the accident did not claim any life. It would have been a serious calamity here today because there were many people at the park waiting to board vehicles.’
The crashed vehicles blocked the ever-busy Oguta Road, causing gridlock as other motorists managed to navigate through the remaining portion of the road.
In another report, the Police Command in Anambra State has disclosed that it has rescued no fewer than four children of the same family kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.
This was disclosed in a press statement issued on Saturday by the command’s spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga which was sent to The Eastern Updates.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, on receiving the report, immediately ordered the mobilisation of police personnel and vigilantes to go after the kidnappers to rescue the children.
According to him, the children were found on December 16 close to Urum, 25 kilometres away from their home in Achala village, Enugwu-Agidi.