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Truck crushes two to death in Delta

A woman identified simply as Josephine and unidentified tricycle operator were crushed to death by a truck, laden with Nigerian Breweries products at the popular Jakpa Junction in Uvwie council area of Delta state, Monday evening.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the incident occurred around 5:30pm on Monday, after the trailer veered off the junction to a pavement were some market women displayed their goods, crushing two tricycles in the process.

While the woman, popularly known as Madam 2 o’clock, died on the spot, the tricycle operator reportedly died sometime Monday night.

Several persons, particularly those who sell food items along the pavement, were said to have sustained varying degree of injuries in the accident.

Traders within the area claimed the deceased was trying to buy something when she was knocked down by the trailer.

The driver of the truck reportedly absconded after the accident.

The two tricycles were crushed beyond repairs, while broken bottles and some quantity of garri littered the ground.

The plate number on the truck, both in front and behind, were conspicuously missing.

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