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Dangote truck kills policeman, injure five in road crash

A speeding truck said to belong to Dangote Cement factory has caused the death of a policeman, and five others sustaining various degree of injuries, when the truck rammed into vehicles around Saiten Petrol Station, along the Abeokuta-Lagos highway.

Penpushing reports that the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Okpe who confirmed said, the sad incident occurred on Tuesday night, adding that the killed policeman was on duty, and that five other persons were also injured in the crash.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) image maker disclosed on Wednesday that nine vehicles were involved in the crash, including the Dangote truck, a tipper, a yellow bus, an armoured tank, a Toyota Rav4 and three motorcycles.

Penpushing further reports that Okpe said eight persons were involved in the accident, including seven male adults and one female adult, explaining that four male adults and one female adult were injured, with death of one person, while two came out of the accident unhurt.

The agency spokesperson blamed the crash on speeding and wrongful overtaking on the part of the Dangote truck driver, who she said lost control and crashed into other vehicles from the rear and later plunged into the river.

Penpushing also reports that she said the Toyota Rav4 car went up in flames due to the impact of the collision and burnt some motorcycles, stating that as at the time of filing this report the injured victims had been taken to hospital.

‘The injured victims were taken to the General Hospital in Ota for medical attention. One person identified as the police officer, who was on duty, got injured and was also taken to the hospital by the FRSC rescue team, but he later died’, Okpe said

Penpushing reports that, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State Command, Ahmed Umar, sympathised with the families of the victims and appealed to motorists to always obey traffic rules.

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