Scores injured as truck crashes into electric pole in Abia

A ghastly accident has occurred in Abia state leaving some people injured 

This accident caused an explosion making people flee for their lives 

The tragedy occurred after the heavy duty truck which was heading to Akwa Ibom state
Truck hits pole in Abia state

About 15 persons have been injured as truck crashed into electric poles on Monday, Octobr 4 in Abia state.

The tragedy occurred after the heavy duty truck which was heading to Akwa Ibom state, crashed into three poles, leaving two tricycle riders and their passengers severely injured.

According to The Nation, the truck violently crashed into the electric pole causing an explosion and fire outbreak around the area.

Daily Post reports that some eyewitnesses said the fire, which started as a result of the explosion, fell poles and saw people run in different directions.

The eyewitnesses also disclosed that the truck drivers and their conductors on several occasions, used wooden planks to raise the power cables before they pass through the junction.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Nta Ogbonnaya Nta, , who also confirmed the incident, said the matter is being handled by the Ogbor Hill Police Division while the injured persons have been taken to the hospital.

However, this is not the first time this incident has occurred in the state as barely four months ago, a ghastly motor accident occurred in Abia state leaving six people dead.

The reason for the accident was not ascertained but it appeared a collision between a bus and a truck resulted in the accident.

Witnesses at the scene helped the injured individuals that were still alive.

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