New Year Eve Tragedy: Motorcyclist, Passenger Crushed To Death By Truck In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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New Year Eve Tragedy: Motorcyclist, Passenger Crushed To Death By Truck In Ogun

File Photo: Accident Scene
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Tragedy struck on Tuesday evening in Ogun State as a motorcyclist and his passenger were crushed to death by a truck belonging to a multinational cement company.

The ugly incident happened at Imowo Eleran along Ibadan road, in Ijebu-Ode area of the State.

The driver of the truck was said to have crushed the motorcyclist and his passenger from behind, as they were reported to have died on the spot.

Eyewitness account said an irate mob immediately set ablaze the ill-fated truck and another belonging to the same company.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the incident threw the entire area into pandemonium.

He said: “The fatal accident at Imowo within Ijebu-Ode along Ibadan road between two Dangote trucks and a motorcycle.

“Two passengers on the motorcycle lost their lives and hoodlums around the scene burnt two Dangote trucks on the road and did not allow anybody to carry the two corpses on the ground for now.”

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