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Woman Crushed By Car Detached From Tow Truck In Anambra

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Sector Command, has confirmed the death of a woman in an accident at Okpoko Market on the Asaba-Onitsha Road.

Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi who is the Sector Commander in the State, while confirming the accident to journalists in Awka on Friday, said the woman was hit while she was crossing the road.

He said that the accident, which occurred on Wednesday, involved a commercial tow truck with registration number XA550BMA.

Eyewitness reports reaching us indicate that the truck was towing a vehicle at an uncontrollable speed along the axis.

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“The vehicle that was being towed got detached from the tow truck.

“It hit and killed a female adult, who was said to be crossing the road while the tow truck continued its movement.

“FRSC rescue team came to the scene and took the woman to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha, where she was confirmed dead and her body deposited at the hospital’s mortuary,” he said.

While sympathising with the family of the dead, the sector commander urged motorists, especially tow truck drivers, to exercise a high level of professionalism.

He also urged the drivers to always use standard equipment and avoid speeding.

In another report, the Ebonyi State sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has confirmed the abduction of two of its personnel by gunmen along the Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway.

The Eastern Updates understands that loads in some parts of Ebonyi and neighbouring states have recently become dangerous for commuters due to incessant abductions by gunmen.

The Nkalagu (Ebonyi) and Idodo (Enugu) axes of the road are the most affected, as cases of abduction keep increasing daily.

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