Petrol tanker knocks down man in Abuja

Fuel tanker

An unidentified middle-aged man sustained fatal injury after a petrol tanker knocked him down at Giri junction, on Gwagwalada-Zuba road.

A motorist, Michael Uche, said the incident happened around 10:12 am while the victim was crossing the road and a Mack petrol tanker without number plate coming from Gwagwalada end knocked him down.

“The man was crossing when the tanker suddenly knocked him down because the man never expected that a trailer will take that lane. The road was diverted but it appears the man didn’t understand,” he said.

The Gwagwalada unit commander of the FRSC, Sunday Attah, could not be reached on his mobile phone as it was switched off. The FCT sector commander of the FRSC, Ayuba Gora, did not pick calls put across to him.

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