By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
A suspected hit and run driver has reportedly knocked two persons to death at separate locations in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta.
AUTHENTIC News Daily gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday night. October 18, 2020.
Sources said that, “one of the victim had stepped out at about 9.30pm from his street which is nearby, to buy something, but was knocked down when trying to cross the road.
“The another victim, (male) in his 30s, was hit at opposite Customs Barracks, off Airport Road, and the other was knocked down opposite Robinson Plaza, along the Effurun-Ughelli Expressway, both in the Uvwie Local Government council.”
The members of the deceased family (victim) along Airport Road, and sympathisers, were at the scene of the incident as at the time AUTHENTIC news daily correspondent visited.
Residents, who were at the scene of the accident claimed, “we saw him pass at about 9pm.
“He was hit by a vehicle on a very high speed, given the broken limbs and hand.”
Security operatives were also at the scene to move the corpse and and ensure free traffic flow.
Meanwhile, the deceased victim at Effurun-Ughelli Highway was yet-to-be identified and still lying on the highway, as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted for comments, the council chairman, Hon. Ramson Onoyake, assured that the relevant personnel will be deployed to address the situation.