Truck crushes soldier to death in Abeokuta

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Femi Adediran
Abeokuta
A soldier identified as R. A Nata’ala was on Friday crushed to death at Iyana Mortuary Area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
It was gathered that the truck marked, JJJ 833 XW and laden with granite was coming from  Ajebo-Idi-Aba Road and heading to Ijaye when the incident occurred.
The accident was caused by brake failure of the truck which resulted in the loss of control of the wheels and veered off its lane and crushed the Nigerian army operatives.
The deceased riding a motorcycle marked APP567QB alongside other vehicles had stopped at the intersection obeying the traffic light when the truck crushed him to death.
An eyewitness said, a female also on the motorcycle had escaped death when she jumped off the bike as the truck was dragging her colleague and motorcycle towards a covert when he crushed to death.
The female military operative was said to immediately call soldiers from 35 Artillery brigade, Alamala, who hurriedly came to evacuate the deceased corpse.
There was also panic in the area as many residents and motorists feared the military officers may unleash terror in the area.
The Spokesman of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident, saying the remains of the deceased have been taken to the morgue at State General Hospital, Ijaye.
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