Tragedy struck Wednesday in Umuahia, the Abia State capital as a conductor was
accidentally crushed to death by his own
The unfortunate incident occurred around
7:30 am opposite the entrance gate of the
Abia Line Transport Network.
According to eyewitness accounts, the driver who was conveying sand got to the
spot and slowed down to pick the conductor who had flagged him down.
As the conductor wanted to open the front door to board the slowly-moving lorry his hand, unfortunately, slipped off and the back tyre ran over him.
The conductor died on the spot following
serious injuries he sustained as the tyre
crushed his spinal cord, hands and neck
Bewildered by the tragic incident, the driver alighted and began to cry as he saw his conductor who was said to be his kinsman cold dead.
He later rushed to report the matter to the
police who later arrived at the scene and
evacuated the corpse.