A crippled teenage boy whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was
reportedly crushed to death by an articulated vehicle while begging for
alms at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state.
The sister to the deceased who was pushing him on a wheel chair, was
said to have escaped death by whiskers as she abandoned him and ran for
It was learnt that the driver of the ill-fated 40-feet tanker which had
earlier loaded its liquid content, reportedly rammed into them following
An eye witness who simply identified himself as Uchenna, said the truck
was descending the Onitsha Asaba expressway from Army barracks axis when
he suddenly lost control and skidded off the road.
“It rammed into commuters waiting along the road to board vehicles to
their various destinations.
“Scores sustained injuries while the crippled who could not escape like
others, was knocked down and died on the spot,” he said.
Narrating her ordeal, the deceased sister lamented the difficulty in
tracing the parents, saying it was the deceased that was more familiar
with the terrain.