Topic: Truck crushes 54-yr-old widow in Bayelsa  (Read 1329 times)

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Truck crushes 54-yr-old widow in Bayelsa
« on: September 12, 2013, 05:28:03 PM »
A 54-year-old widow has been reportedly crushed to death by a truck in Opolo suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The tragic incident, it was learnt, occurred on the road leading to the new Commissioners Quarters in the state capital, Tuesday.

It was gathered that the deceased widow popularly called ‘Madam Blacky’ hailed from the Toru-Orua community in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.

She was reportedly crushed in her restaurant by the truck, when the driver lost control of the vehicle due to alleged break failure.

The deceased, according to report, recently lost one of her daughters to stray bullet from an unidentified policeman in Bomadi area of Delta State.

Attempts by her customers and passers bye, who rescued her from under the truck and rushed her to a hospital with a view to saving her failed as she was confirmed dead on arrival at the hospital.

The remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre in Yenagoa.

Contacted on the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the incident adding, “the truck driver is in the custody of the police and we are investigating.”


Source: Vanguard

 

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