Truck crushes DELSU final year student, one other to death
A cement-laden truck has crushed a final year student of the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka and a yet-to-be identified commercial motorcyclist to death.
It was gathered that the accident occurred on Tuesday as the truck was trying to avoid a motorcyclist and another vehicle plying the ever-busy Police station road in Abraka, Delta state.
The truck was said to have skidded off the road, falling on the side where it crushed the victims to death.
The student was reportedly a First Class student of the Department of Economics.
An unconfirmed reports say a woman who was on board the motorcycle was also involved in the accident.
“How can this happen? Today is supposed to be his mother’s birthday. Who will disclose this bad news to his mother now,” one Matthew, said to be a friend of the deceased, cried.
According to The Nation, a video of the scene saw Maduka’s body partly trapped under the trailer, and a man lying on a side of the road while sympathisers made frantic efforts to rescue any other victim by unloading the cement truck.
The truck driver reportedly ran away after the scene while the conductor was said to have been mobbed by angry residents before Police rescued him.
The Delta acting Police spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident on Wednesday, but could still not ascertain the whereabouts of the driver.
“I have two casualties for now. I don’t know if they have discovered another one. I know the conductor was rescued from being mobbed and is currently in our custody,” Bright stated.
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