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Truck Crushes Woman To Death In Ogun

A yet-to-be-identified woman has been crushed to death by a truck allegedly belonging to the Dangote group, in Ogun State.

The incident occurred at Dalemo-Ota, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps in a statement on Friday, said the woman was standing by the roadside when she was crushed by the truck.

The FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, stated that “the crash occurred at about 2300hrs late hours of Thursday night, involving a Dangote Truck.” The truck is marked XA354WDP.”

Okpe disclosed that a total of two persons were involved in the accident, one adult male and one adult female.

She attributed the accident to excessive speed and mechanical fault. The female adult was recorded dead from the crash.

“The suspected cause of the fatal crash was excessive speed and mechanical fault (break failure) of the Dangote truck, which later hit a female adult standing by the roadside and she died on the spot.”

She added that the body of the woman had been deposited at the Ifo General Hospital morgue.

Okpe said the Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, has urged drivers to always conduct routine checks on their vehicles and ensure the braking systems are effective before putting them on the road.

She added that Uga commiserated with the family of the deceased.

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