Truck Injures Five and Kills One In Abeokuta

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The driver of a truck lost control and kills a nine-year-old boy and injuring five occupants of a building in Abeokuta.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 3:46 a.m on Ijaye-Iyana Mortuary axis in Abeokuta in the early hours of Thursday while the driver took to his feels and is no where to be found.

According to the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, He alleged that the accident was caused by speeding and loss of control by the truck with registration number LND-754 XV.

He explained that there were eight occupants in the building, comprising of 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 nine years old and he has been taken to Ijaiye General Hospital mortuary,” he said.

The injured persons are currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, for treatment.


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