A truck driver whose identity has yet to be determined was crushed to death by a cargo train in Aba, Abia state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the accident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Thursday, at the railway crossing behind Eziukwu Market off Cemetery Road by Ogbonna Road in the commercial city.
A source, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, told NAN that the truck got stuck on the rail track and that the train coming from Port Harcourt rammed into the truck.
The source said that the driver was outside the truck trying to remove his vehicle but jumped into the truck in a bid to remove it from the track.
However,“ the driver was unable to remove the vehicle before the train rammed on his truck, killing him instantly.
The source said that the driver made effort to escape the coming train but was not fast enough with the train hitting his vehicle and cutting off his legs.
An eye-witness, Kingsley Okoro, said that the truck driver came to offload fish at a nearby cold store in the area when the accident occurred.
When contacted the Abia State Police Command spokesman, SP. Geoffrey Ogbonna, said he knew nothing about the accident.
He said that enquiries on the matter should be directed to the Railway Police Command.