Dangote truck set ablaze for crushing two to death

Angry mob reportedly set ablaze a truck belonging to Dangote Cement Factory, Ibese, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State after it crushed two men to death.

The driver of the truck is said to have narrowly escaped being lynched as the incident happened on Friday along Igbogila-Ilaro road.

The two men were on a motorcycle, heading from Igbogila to Ilaro when the incident happened.

NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from Dailypost that a source said the driver of the Dangote truck swerved off his lane, having a head-on collision with the oncoming motorcycle and “The two men – rider and passenger, died on the spot,” the source claimed

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident on Saturday.

TRACE spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said, “according to eyewitness accounts, the Dangote truck driver engaged in reckless driving. He left its lane to face the motorcyclist and the pillion passenger at his back in the other lane and crushed them to death.

“An angry mob later set the Dangote truck on fire while the driver ran away. The case is being handled by the Dangote Plant Police Post.”

Akinbiyi added that one of the dead victims’ bodies had been deposited at Ilaro General Hospital morgue, while the other victim had been buried by the family.

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