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Tanker crushes mother, child, man in Delta


Tanker crushes mother, child, man in Delta

Tanker crushes mother, child, man in Delta

Tragedy struck when a fuel-laden tanker killed a woman, her child and one other person in a fatal accident on the Old Lagos-Asaba Road, Boji-Boji Owa, in the Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.

The tanker was said to have crushed the victims after it had a brake failure and rammed into several vehicles and pedestrians along the road.

According to PUNCH, an eyewitness said that the accident occurred around 5pm on Monday, January 24, 2022, opposite Okoh Junction.

“The deceased lady was riding on her motorcycle, heading towards the traffic light Junction with her three children she carried from school when the truck rammed into them.

“The lady, her child and one other person died on the spot. Some others, which included the deceased’s eldest child, were said to have been left with varying degrees of injury and were rushed to the Central Hospital, Agbor, for medical attention,” the witness added.

The Chairman of Ika NorthEast LGA, Victor Ebonka, mobilised a joint team of the Nigerian Army, the Federal Road Safety Corps and the police from Owa-Oyibu and the Agbor divisions to the scene to pull off the tanker and stop angry youths from setting the fuel-laden tanker ablaze.

Ebonka, who urged the youth not to take the law into their hands. said; “The trailer is fully loaded with petroleum and if you try to ignite it, then you are practically igniting yourselves because the flame from the fuel will definitely consume you that ignited it.

“We have been able to save one of the children and handed her to her father, while others in the vehicles that were crushed along the line were taken to a nearby hospital. I have been informed that they are responding to treatment.”

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