NEWS News Update

Truck crushes three to death in Kwara


By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin

Truck on Saturday crushed three occupants of tricycle aka Keke NAPEP to death in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

The accident occurred at the old Ilorin-Jebba road, Oke-Oyi, Ilorin East local government area.

The fatal accident according to sources occurred on the old Ilorin- Jebba road when the driver of the tricycle wanted to cross to a filling station to buy fuel without taking cognisance of the coming tipper truck.

It was too late for the truck driver to apply brake and consequently crushed the tricycle which led to the death of the three passengers.

This unfortunate incident led to pandemomiun as angry residents of Oke-Oyi, it was gathered set the truck on fire to retaliate the death of the passengers of the tricycle.

The driver of the truck was reportedly beaten mercilessly before he was rescued by the policemen drafted to the scene of the accident.

The residents also barricaded the road and truck drivers plying the route had to divert to neighbouring Osin village to take cover.

The police command Spokesperson Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the incident.

He said normalcy had been restored to the area by the policemen drafted there and warned residents against taking the law into their hands.

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