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Man in search of COVID-19 palliative crushed to death by trailer

An auto mechanic identified as Ala Owerri, who was trying to jump out of a moving trailer suspected to be carrying palliatives was crushed to death on Saturday, 24th October at Aroma Junction, Awka in Anambra state

Eye witness told Daily Trust that the victim jumped into the moving vehicle with the thought of getting his share of the palliative but later jumped out at Aroma Junction and met his untimely death as he was crushed by the same vehicle

It was later found out that some trailers were used to transport COVID-19 palliatives from the warehouse where it was kept at Agu Awka to another location to avoid looting.

Some youths  who got the information, went after the trailers and made way with food items they laid hold of.

Ala Owerri who sighted the trailer and jumped in only to find charcoal. He jumped out only to be crushed by the trailer, his legs broke under the weight of the vehicle and his stomach burst open.Angry youths intercepted the trailer and set it on fire.

An eyewitness identified as Okey Uche said the driver of the vehicle was not aware that somebody jumped into his vehicle and never knew when the man jumped back out.

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