An unfortunate incident occurred at Rumuapara-Port Harcourt on the East-West Road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area yesterday where four persons were crushed to death by a tanker in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
According to reports, It was gathered that the tanker was heading for the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited in Eleme near Port Harcourt when it rammed into the four persons drinking in a bar.
The driver, according to witnesses, lost control of the vehicle, after brake failure, dragging a parked Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) within the Rumuapara junction. It destroyed the building before crushing the four victims with many persons also injured.
Policemen from the nearby Rumuokoro Divisional Police Headquarters, Port Harcourt removed the bodies of the victims after arresting the tanker driver.