Friday, January 22, 2021

Baby, mother die as truck rams into tricycle


A yet-to-be-identified baby girl and her mother died on Wednesday afternoon, as a tipper truck rammed into a moving tricycle in Effurun, Uvwie council area of Delta state.


The Nation learnt that the incident occurred near the popular PTI Junction axis of the East-West Road at about 1:30 pm.

According to witnesses, the driver of the sand-laden truck drove into the tricycle as he tried to evade a Police van that was chasing the vehicle of some suspected internet fraudsters.

The tricycle, popularly known as Keke Napep was reportedly making a U-turn when it was hit.

Other sources claim it was the Police van that hit the tricycle as it pursued the ‘yahoo boys’.

While the deceased mother and child died instantly, the rider of the Keke Napep and another passenger, a woman, are said to have escaped but sustained injuries.

The witnesses who spoke in confidence said the deceased woman appeared to have been breastfeeding her child inside the tricycle when the ugly incident took place.

A tricycle operator who spoke in confidence claimed the deceased mother is a native of Agbarho community in Ughelli North council area of the state.

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