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Truck crushes pregnant woman, minor to death in Ogun state

A pregnant woman and a minor have been crushed to death by a DAF truck with registration number, BDJ 112 XF, which crashed into a building along Abeokuta – Ibadan expressway in Ogun state.

Penpushing reports that, the Public Relations Officer  of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accident, adding that the was reportedly caused as a result of brake failure.

The agency spokesperson said the truck was traveling to Ibadan from Ewekoro when the driver lost control and rammed into the building, adding that police officers were deployed to the scene of the incident to prevent youths who were angered by the accident from causing chaos.

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‘Corpses of the pregnant woman and male minor, have been deposited at Odeda General Hospital morgue while the remaining accident victims rescued to Ajitola Hospital At Kila, for medical treatment’, Akinbiyi said.

“This (accident) is a sad and an unfortunate incident coming against the backdrop of reported crashes that have happened back to back for the past three days across the state. The dead victims in this unfortunate incidence were occupants of the building, living and domiciled there in”, he added

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