This is awful. A deadly mishap which occured along Ikot Ekpene street in Aba, Abia state
, has prompted the demise of a pregnant woman and another passenger as they were pounded in a tricycle.
The incident happened yesterday after a haulage truck - which was being chased by revenue agents allegedly working for Aba South Local Area Council - collided with the tricycle, popularly known as Keke.
It was gathered that the pregnant woman and a passenger in the tricycle died on the spot, while other passengers were injured in the accident, and are in critical condition in a government hospital after being rejected by a private hospital because of the degree of injury that they sustained.
The revenue agents, fearing attack from angry witnesses, dived into the Waterside River. One of them was eventually caught by some of the onlookers that chased after them but others escaped.
The irate crowd beat the man mercilessly and would have set him ablaze but for the timely intervention of the police.