A yet-to-be identified man yesterday died during an early morning workout in Aba, Abia State.
Witnesses said the man, aged between 30 and 35, was exercising on Ikot Ekpene Road, Ogbor Hill, when he suddenly slumped and died before he could be taken to the hospital.
The incident led to traffic build up as the deceased lay on the road while sympathisers raised a barrier to alert motorists to avoid crushing the body.
“The man was exercising on the road before he suddenly collapsed and foams started coming out of his mouth. Nobody knew what happened to him, but when he collapsed on the road, we knew there was a problem. Some people checked him for any means of identification. None was found,” a witness said.
The body of the man dressed in white sportswear was still lying on the road, even as a team of policemen took over the scene.
Sympathisers gathered in groups to discuss the situation, but no one was able to identify the man before his body was taken away in an ambulance.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna, could not be reached at press time.
However, a senior police officer at the Ogbor Hill Division said the body had been deposited in a mortuary while efforts were being made to locate his family.