Monday, 26 May 2014

TRAGEDY: NYSC Member Crushed To Death By Fuel Tanker In Kwara State


A vehicle conveying petrol on Saturday evening crushed to death, a member of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Muibi Abdulrasak, in Ilesha-Baruba town of  Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara.
An eyewitness account revealed that the deceased and his colleague were riding on a commercial motorcycle when the incident occurred.
The tanker was said to be coming from Saki in Oyo State to dispense petrol at a filling station, while the two corps members were coming from a market in Ilesha-Baruba.

The eyewitness said the commercial motorcyclist tried to overtake the vehicle, but collided with an on-coming wheel-barrow being pushed by a man by the side of the road.
According to the source, the motorcyclist and the other corps member fell into a nearby gutter, while the deceased fell under the moving vehicle and died on the spot.
The other two passengers suffered minor injuries.

The deceased, a 2013 “Batch C’’ corps member, was said to be an indigene of Kwara and a graduate of Accounting from the Kwara State Polytechnic.
Ajayi Okansanmi, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kwara State Police Command, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria .
He said that the driver of the vehicle had been arrested and was being interrogated.

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