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Friday, December 15, 2017

Truck carrying 600 bags of rice crashes into house, kills new born baby, 7 others in Nasarawa



No fewer than eight persons, including a nursing mother and her baby, have been crushed to death in Nasarawa by a truck conveying 600 bags of rice.


The rice consignment, it was learnt, belonged to the National Emergency Management Agency in Idadu community, Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
Northern City News learnt that the accident happened on Monday morning.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the truck, who was suspected to be drunk, lost control of the vehicle, crashing it into two houses along the road.
Apart from the nursing mother and her baby, others who died in the accident included a woman identified as Omo Talatu, an unidentified Tiv woman and the conductor of the truck.
He was initially declared missing by his wife, Judith, when he didn’t return home on Tuesday.
The state police command later found his body at the scene of the incident. The reason for the attack is yet unknown. The deceased left behind his wife and two sons.
His friends have taken to social media to mourn him. One of them, Princess Ame Cleo Eboigbe, wrote;
“Obaro Oji!!!!!!!!!I am in shock!I opened my mouth to speak but words wont just come out.I wanna scream but no sound is coming out.You were so gentle,always ready/willing to help.I dint get to stand in queue neither did i have to wait for a second at Firstbank,Ekpan cos momsi always said go straight to Obaro cos i dont want you to waste time there oh*lol*I have questions to ask but I know I won’t get answers.I can’t question God,he knows best.I pray your killers are caught and made to face the music.I pray God comforts your family and all your friends.May your gentle soul rest in peace,Amen”

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