A truck driver has been crushed to death in Aba by a cargo train. The accident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Friday at the railway crossing behind Eziukwu Market off Cemetery Road by Ogbonna Road in the commercial city.
According to reports, the truck got stuck on the rail track and was unable to start.
The truck driver who was supposed to offload fish at a nearby cold store in the area, was outside the truck trying to fix his vehicle but jumped into the truck as soon as he sighted the cargo train, in a bid to remove it from the track.
However, he was unlucky as the train coming from Port Harcourt rammed into his vehicle, killing him instantly.