Tragedy struck the busy University Town in Nsukka L.G.A of Enugu State following the crushing to death of yet to be identified male youth by a truck belonging to Nigerian Breweries.
An eyewitness who pleaded not to be named said that the deceased whose identify is still not yet clear was riding on a motorcycle when he was crushed.
Mutilated body of the accident victim
The irate youths who were enraged by this ugly incident immediately set the truck fully loaded with products ablaze. The youths lamented that similar accident happened in Ugwuoye area of Nsukka today without any action taken by either the government nor the owner of the truck to prevent this ugly incidence.
The youths equally pelted stones at, and prevented the fire service men from remedying the situation.
As at the time of filling this report, the deceased had been deposited in an undisclosed morgue within Nsukka metropolis while the truck driver narrowly escaped being lynched by the youths.
Meanwhile, a combined team of Mobile police and Nigeria military men have been dispatched to the scene to restore order and calmness and forestall further break down of law and order. The men of the State Fire Service in company with heavily armed mobile police were eventually allowed to act to prevent the fire from spreading.
Most of the shops in popular Ogige market (Nsukka main market) are still under locks.