A truck fully loaded with salt was set ablaze by an angry mob in Onitsha on Tuesday after a cart pusher was killed.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 10, at about 9:55 a.m. in Upper Iweka, along the Onitsha-Owerri Lane.
It was discovered that the truck driver had left the scene after the collision.
The Federal Road Safety Corps Sector Public Education Officer, Kamal Musa, who confirmed the incident, said the wheelbarrow pusher had been crushed to death by a truck without a registration number.
“According to eyewitnesses, because of excessive speeding, the truck driver slipped out of his lane and crushed a pedestrian who is well known in the city, so angry youths revenged by setting the truck ablaze when the driver was nowhere to be found,” he said.
“The Upper Iweka outpost FRSC rescue team was immediately mobilized for rescue operations only to be intercepted by angry youths, who took the victim’s corpse away,” he added.
In order to prevent road crashes, State Sector Commander Andrew Kumapayi cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, to comply with the set speed limits in built-up areas.