Two persons on Tuesday lost their lives, while no fewer than seven shops were reduced to rubbles after a trailer veered off the road and rammed into some shops along old Enugu-Onitsha road, Anambra State.
The incident was said to have occurred directly opposite the National Open University of Nigeria, Abagana.
The Nation gathered that the driver who was carrying his wife and two children was severely cautioned by the wife over his reckless driving before the incident happened.
By-standers who witnessed the incident alleged high speed and possible intoxication on the part of the driver, who is currently in police custody.
One of the victims whose three shops were destroyed in the calamity, said the wife confessed to have warned her husband over his reckless driving.
“The woman was so angry with her husband for refusing to heed her constant complaints about his recklessness and high speed,” he said.
Reacting, Member representing Njikoka Two Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Pete Ibida, described the incident as unfortunate.
He called for caution and concentration among motorists, just as he enjoined them to be considerate to other road users.
A sympathizer, Mr. Elijah Onyeagba, attributed the cause of the incident to the proximity of the shops to the highway, calling for proactive measures that would eliminate trading on the highways.
Men of the Anambra Traffic Management Agency, ATMA were on ground to clear the debris and towed the articulated vehicle away.