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Dangote Truck Burnt After Crushing Two

Dangote Truck Burnt After Crushing Two
  • PublishedJune 19, 2021

A truck belonging to Dangote Factory, in Ibese Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State crushed two men to death on Friday.

Subsequently, a mob reportedly set the truck ablaze with the driver of the truck said to have narrowly escaped being lynched.

The unfortunate incident happened on Friday along Igbogila-Ilaro road.

The two men were reportedly heading to Ilaro from Igbogila on a motorcycle when the incident happened.

A eye witness said that the driver of the Dangote truck swerved off his lane, leading to a head-on collision with the oncoming motorcycle, killing the two passengers on the spot

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident on Saturday.

TRACE spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said, “according to eyewitness accounts, the Dangote truck driver engaged in reckless driving. He left its lane to face the motorcyclist and the pillion passenger at his back in the other lane and crushed them to death.

“An angry mob later set the Dangote truck on fire while the driver ran away. The case is being handled by the Dangote Plant Police Post.”

Akinbiyi added that one of the dead victims’ bodies had been deposited at Ilaro General Hospital morgue, while the other victim had been buried by the family.

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