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Tragedy as drunk driver kills 3 in Abuja, flees scene

Tragedy struck in Gwarinpa district of the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday when a yet-to-be identified driver killed three people in an auto crash that left many others in pains after sustaining varying degrees of injury.

The accident which occurred around six thirty in the morning after a white Mercedes Benz 4Matic 2016 model collided with three commercial tricycles around CITEC Estate in the District and somersaulted

Eyewitnesses said the driver of the white Benz with number plate, SRP 553 QG, was suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol when he rammed into the three tricycles with a top speed.

It was gathered that the driver of the Benz who was unharmed jumped into another vehicle and fled the scene with his female  companion  who however sustained a broken leg.

An eyewitness said the driver was almost lynched before he was ferried away to the Police post by the estate gate.

The incident prompted the riders to block most of the roads leading in and out of several avenues in the district.

“There was also heavy traffic on the road as the scene almost turned riotous before the arrival of the police,” an eyewitness said.

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