The Valentine’s Day celebration turned sour in Enugu on Thursday as no fewer than 26 persons were crushed to death at Oji-River junction in Enugu State.
The victims, who were alongside others enjoying the mood of the day met their untimely death when a lorry-tipper lost brake and ran into them.
DailyPost gathered that other casualties are currently receiving treatment in a hospital within the area.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the police in Enugu State, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu stated that “the accident occurred at the popular Wonderful Junction of Oji-River, along old Oji-River Onitsha Road, Enugu.
“The accident occurred when a lorry conveying gravel failed brake and lost control, thereby killing people within the popular wonderful market”.
Amaraizu added that “investigations have commenced with a view to finding out the real death toll as well as numbers of the injured and the likely cause of the incident”.
By Ameh Comrade Godwin