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Truck Crushes Minor To Death, Injures Several In Ogun




A nine-year-old boy was on Thursday killed while five others have been left with various degrees of injuries after a truck driver lost control over his truck and rammed into a residential building.

Naija News understands that the incident occurred at the Ijaye axis in Abeokuta.

While confirming the incident, the Spokesperson of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi noted that the incident occurred around 3:46 a.m on Ijaye -Iyana Mortuary axis in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi blamed the accident on the overspeeding and loss of control by the truck driver with the truck marked “LND-754 XV.”

He confirmed eight occupants in the residential building as at the time of the accident.

The occupants according to Akinbiyi were; one female adult, three female children, two male children and two male adults when the incident happened.

“I learnt the truck was coming from the Iyana-Mortuary axis inbound Itoku when it suddenly lost control due to speeding, crossed the culvert and rammed into the shops and the house behind it.

“The little child who lost his life in the accident was around 9 years old and he has also been taken to Ijaiye General Hospital mortuary,” he said.

He added that the injured had since been taken to the General hospital in Ijaye, Abeokuta where there are responding to treatments.