Truck Carrying APC-Branded Bags Of Rice Crushes Dozens To Death In Ekiti
A truck carrying APC branded bags of rice in Ekiti state, crushed
over 20 persons to death last night Saturday, January 12th. According to
reports, the truck was transporting the branded rice from Abuja, and
was en route the Ifaki-Iworoko road in Ado Ekiti, when the accident
The trailer caused multiple accidents on Iworoko road, as it also
affected an 18-seater Toyota bus and a Toyota Corrolla car, thereby
causing heavy traffic.
Eyewitnesses say the driver of the truck lost control of the wheels
and rammed into the market which was close to the road in Iworoko. Many
traders, who were still selling at night, were affected.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Caleb Ikechukwu, said
“The accident actually happened at Iworoko road in Ado Ekiti just
this evening and I heard that there were causalities, but I cannot give
figures. I am yet to get proper briefing about it. I learnt that the
Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of that area is now on his way
to the scene. So, I cannot give you the details, until he is back to
brief us” he said
The remains of the dead persons have been deposited in the morgue.