At least 3 people were killed and three tricycles crushed in an accident at the Onitsha end of the River Niger Bridge in Anambra State.
The accident occurred at about 7:30am on Tuesday, April 4, as a lorry conveying vegetable oil to Asaba, collided with three tricycles and spilt its contents on the road.
The accident caused a gridlock that extended from the Asaba end of the Head Bridge to Oko Market and the Onitsha end of the bridge close to Upper Iweka.
The vehicle was said to be coming from the Harbour Industrial Layout area of Onitsha, and driving through the Julius Berger Construction Yard to connect the Niger Bridge towards Asaba when the driver was allegedly accosted by some revenue agents who jumped into the vehicle.
As the revenue agents were allegedly struggling with the driver for the steering of the vehicle in an attempt to collect tolls from him, the driver lost control and crashed into the tricycles.
Others were injured in the accident and have been taken to the hospital.