From John Adams/Yunusa Umar, Minna
Tragedy struck on Monday evening when a fuel tanker crushed a yet-to-be-identified student of Niger state College of Education, Mokwa campus in Mokwa local government area of Niger State to death.
The accident occurred at about 5:00pm on Monday when the deceased was said to be returning from school, riding on a motorcycle, and carrying a fellow student.
According to an eye witness account, the deceased had attempted to overtake the tanker trailer when suddenly he saw an oncoming vehicle and in an attempt to avoid the vehicle, lost control and entered the tanker trailer, and was crushed to death.
The eyewitness who was at the scene of the accident when it occurred, told our Correspondent that the deceased lost control of his motorcycle out of panic due to the over speeding by the oncoming vehicle which made him to swamped from the road and entered in between the trailer.
The deceased student died on the spot while the his fellow student however sustained injury and he his currently being treated at a government medical facility in Mokwa.
The Niger State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Official at Mokwa, Mr. Kumar Tsukwam confirmed the incident to the incident, saying that the accident involved two vehicles and a motorcycle.
He pointed out that the deceased students and colleague were returning back home from school after written their exams when the crash occurred
“The family of deceased was at the crash scene and they insisted the body should be released to them which we did. While men of the Nigeria police force were on the scene for their investigation.
“From what we gathered, the victim was coming from Government Teachers college (GTC) Mokwa, which is along the main road where the crash occurred after writing his NCE exams”.
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