A truck carrying APC branded bags of rice in Ekiti state, crushed over 20 individuals to death final night time Saturday, January 12th. In accordance to experiences, the truck was transporting the branded rice from Abuja, and was en route the Ifaki-Iworoko street in Ado Ekiti, when the accident occurred.
The trailer triggered a number of accidents on Iworoko street, because it additionally affected an 18-seater Toyota bus and a Toyota Corrolla automotive, thereby inflicting heavy site visitors.
Eyewitnesses say the driver of the truck misplaced management of the wheels and rammed into the market which was shut to the street in Iworoko. Many merchants, who have been nonetheless promoting at night time, have been affected.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Caleb Ikechukwu, mentioned
“The accident truly occurred at Iworoko street in Ado Ekiti simply this night and I heard that there have been causalities, however I can not give figures. I’m but to get correct briefing about it. I learnt that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in cost of that space is now on his manner to the scene. So, I can not provide the particulars, till he’s again to temporary us” he mentioned
The stays of the lifeless individuals have been deposited in the morgue.