Planks fall from moving articulated vehicle, kill two passersby
Posted by News Express | 30 July 2021 | 623 times
By OLUWOLE IGE
Tragedy struck, on Thursday, when two persons lost their lives and others injured as heavy planks fell off a moving truck and landed on some pedestrians in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
Tribune Online authoritatively gathered that the accident occurred at Omo Baba Bus Stop along the Sango-Eleyele Road.
The incident attracted a crowd of sympathisers, just as some of them attempted to attack officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who mobilised to the scene to rescue the injured victims.
The FRSC team said to have been led by a female officer quickly fled scene to avoid been lynched by the mob. But the reason for their mob’s hostile reaction could not be immediately ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
When contacted, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Oyo State, Uche Chukwurah confirmed the accident, but said she could not give details because her officials were chased away by the angry mob.
She stated: “I don’t have the details of the crash but I heard that planks fell on some persons but I don’t know how.many died and how many survived.
“Our officers were prevented from doing anything. The crowd was hostile to them and thank God the officer who led them told his team members they should leave the scene.” (Nigerian Tribune)