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3 crushed to death in Akwa Ibom

Federal Road Safety Commission

A Mack truck, with registration number EKY 852XS, has crushed two sisters and a motorcyclist to death along Ikot Abasi two-lane highway by Government Technical College in Abak Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

It was gathered that the siblings who were on the way home from the market boarded the same motorcycle when the incident happened.

An eyewitness, Mfoniso Okon, said one of the sisters, Catherine Abang, who was a student of Peace Institute of Management and Technology (Peace Poly) in Mbarakom, Abak, just had her matriculation ceremony over the weekend.

Okon said the second sister was on a visit to celebrate with her sister on her matriculation and accompanied her to the market.

Speaking on the incident, the Dean of Students Affairs, Peace Institute of Management and Technology, Mr Samuel Essie, said the institution was sad and heartbroken to hear that Abang and her sister were involved in such a tragedy barely 48 hours after she pledged to make Peace Polytechnic proud.

Confirming the incident in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Olufemi Olonisaye, said the crash occurred on Monday, May 10, 2021, around 6:45 pm.

Olonisaye who harped on the adherence to safety tips urged road users to be cautious while using the road especially when overtaking.