Graphic Photos/video: 8 people including 3 students crushed by a sewage truck died in Nnewi, Anambra State.

Three school children and five others were killed in an auto crash in Nnewi, Anambra State , on Thursday.

According to an eyewitness report, a sewage truck while trying to avoid a stationary truck, rammed into a tricycle and a motorcycle conveying the pupils and the other victims.

The report stated that all the occupants of the tricycle died on the spot , while two passengers on the motorcycle died on the way to the hospital.

“Efforts by the personnel of the Federal Road Safety Commission to rescue the victims were unsuccessful as the victims died on the spot. An irate mob immediately set the trucks ablaze.”

Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said the corpses of the victims had been deposited in a morgue .

“The police patrol teams attached to the Otolo Division and the MTD personnel visited the scene and rushed the victims to the Nnewi Diocesan Hospital, where three victims were confirmed dead by the doctor , while three others are responding to treatment. The corpses were deposited in the hospital ’s morgue for post -mortem examination. However, before the arrival of the police, the mammoth crowd at the scene of the accident, aggrieved by the accident , set the vehicles ablaze.”

He added that the area had been cordoned off by the police to prevent a further breakdown of law and order as well as to prevent looters from taking advantage of the situation .

The PPRO said the accident and the events after it occurred were under investigation.

Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze
Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze
Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze
Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze
Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze
Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze
Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze
Graphic Photos/Video: Sewage truck crushes three school children, five others to death in Nnewi. Irate mob set vehicles ablaze

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