Dangote truck crushes 3 Ado-Ekiti poly students to death

8 years ago by: Paddy Hayes
(m) at 22-04-2012 06:05PM (8 years ago)

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Published on Sunday, 22 April 2012 11:02 Written by Palmer Ogheneyole Nathaniel

Tragedy struck late last night as a trailer loaded with cement belonging to African investment giant, Dangote Group of Companies, crushed to death three students of Ado-Ekiti Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, and another five sustaining various degrees of injuries.

Sources within the vicinity of the crash revealed that the accident occurred at about 10:00 last night when the heavily loaded truck with white sand lost control and ran into the Bus conveying the students smashing it from behind and forcing is to shrew off the road to hit a nearby fence in the process, and killing three of its occupants on the spot with the remaining five in danger list.


The students who were said to be of the Electrical/Electronic Department of the institution where returning from an excursion tour of Lagos when the cras occurred.
Commenting on the sad incidence, the State Traffic Officer of the Nigerian Police Force, Ekiti State Command, ASP. Olalekan Fatola confirmed it and attributed the cause of the accidents to over-speeding and lack of concentration on the part of the truck driver. He however cautioned motorists to desist from such acts for the sake of their safety and those of other road users.
He revealed that the injured students have been taken to the University Teaching Hospital for medical attention while the copses of those killed have been deposited in the morgue of the same hospital.

yvonneobas (f) at 2-05-2012 10:24AM
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4 urope, car must b cheacked every year 2 no if its fit or not 4 d safety of every1. But in sum africa countries lik 9ja reverse s d case,y? driver go no say car no go e go tell e boss but d boss go tell am say mk e manage d truck [noin fully well d risks invole] go first wen u com bck we go fix am but b4 e com bck accident don hapin innocent souls don loss dere life bcos of managein managein, 9ja mk we growup, if to dangote person join d ones way e die e go no as e dey pain 4 body.
Solidstonez (f) at 30-05-2012 05:25PM
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Too bad

richi192 (f) at 3-09-2012 11:01AM
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Solidstonez (f) at 23-02-2013 11:40PM
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