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Man crushed to death while attempting to ‘collect’ money from truck driver in Kwara

One Usman Salakani has been crushed to death while reportedly attempting to collect money from a truck driver in IIorin, the Kwara State capital.

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara Command, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident said it happened at the popular Post Office roundabout about 10am on Thursday.

“The incident occurred at around 1015 hours on Thursday when the victim was trying to collect money from the truck’s driver when his foot slipped off and was subsequently fell down by the truck tyres and crushed to death by the rear tyre of the truck,” Babawale stated.

Officials of the NSCDC Crisis Management Department and the Kwara State Transport Management Authority (KWATMA) later evacuated the remains of the victim from the scene of the accident.

According to a newspaper vendor at the Post Office junction, Mr Yusuf Idris, the victim had been discussing politics with him prior to the accident.

“The deceased ran after a moving trailer but, unfortunately, his hands slipped and fell under the truck tyres,” the vendor said.

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