Diesel tanker crushes two army officers to death in Abia
A diesel tanker, which the driver lost control of at the Leru junction, Umunneochi, Abia State, on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, crushed two army officers to death, Thursday 4th September, 2014. Reports say the deceased solders were at a road block when the tragedy occurred.
The driver of the tanker was said to have also lost his life in the auto crash as the tanker reportedly caught fire when the accident occurred.
According to an eye witness account, the tanker driver apparently lost control and the vehicle started hitting the drums used as barricade on the road and eventually plunged into the median of the highway, Then tanker burst into flames immediately burning to ashes the patrol van of the solders and another vehicle parked within the vicinity.
In a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa, Governor Orji condoled with the families of the deceased solders who died in active service, describing their death as most painful and he advised motorists plying the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway to desist from over-speeding and to endeavour to slow down at road blocks to avoid accidents.
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