Tuesday, 22 August 2017 17:52

Truck Set Ablaze After Crushing 9 To Death In Edo State (Photos)

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A Truck has been reportedly set ablaze after it rammed into a commercial bus killing no fewer than nine persons at Oka market in Ikpoba-Okha LGA of Edo State. It was reported that the driver of the bus had slowed down his vehicle to pickup some passengers going to Third junction when the truck rammed into the bus from the rear.

The driver of the truck was said to have escaped as soon as the accident occurred, while an eyewitness, Eken, said that at least six of the passengers, including the driver of the bus and Two children, died on the spot, while three others who were rushed to Akugbe hospital died later in the incident which occurred on Eguasco Street at about 6am on Tuesday. The development was said to have angered the youths and other commercial bus drivers in the area as they took to the streets to protest the death of their colleague. They also set the truck ablaze.

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