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Pregnant woman, four others die in tricycle, water tanker accident in Enugu

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A pregnant woman and four other occupants of a tricycle (popularly known as keke) were crushed to death in a fatal road accident that occurred along the ever busy Enugu-Ugwogo-Opi road.

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The incident, which happened on Wednesday, 1st September, 2021 near Elim Estate in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state, saw the fully loaded tricycle crushed beyond recognition by a water tanker.

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An eyewitness narrated how the keke driver in the bid to overtake a trailer came face-to-face with a water tanker.

A source said, “The keke driver did a wrong overtaking on this road. Just as he entered the overtaking position, a water tanker was approaching and he was between the Dangote trailer and the oncoming tanker.

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“From what I observed, he entered under the tanker and all of them in the keke died.”

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The source disclosed that “Keke was carrying three persons at the back and one person with him in the front.

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“As people, including the Police from the nearby station came to help bring out the victims from under the tanker where all of them ended, we found out that one of the passengers was heavily pregnant and she died with her baby.”

The Police helped in moving the remains of the passengers to the morgue.

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Enugu State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident. He said only two persons died from the crash while one person is responding to treatment.

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