The tragedy was averted Tuesday after a container fell onto a moving van around the Mbuogba NTA highway in the Obio Akpor local government area of Rivers State.
The container that was loaded with merchandise fell onto the van with one occupant, after members of the Rivers State Task Force on Illegal Motor Parts and Street Commerce attempted to remove the container that had been parked on the side of the road for “ four days”.
However, the driver was rescued and rushed to hospital for medical attention.
Some passersby looted cartons of tomatoes that they removed from the container.
A witness said: “We later found out that the man in the jeep was still alive and we started making efforts to rescue him. He kept pushing from inside while others destroyed the doors of his SUV before he got out. We just give God the glory. ”
Man escapes death after loaded container fell on his van in Port Harcourt