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Truck crushes 2  to death in Ogun 

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Two persons  were on Thursday crushed to death in an accident involving an Iveco truck marked SRA 757 XA and a Bajaj motorcycle opposite Egba high school,  Obantoko road,  Abeokuta.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi,  the spokesperson,  Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident was caused by wrongful overtaking by the motorcycle rider.

He noted that five people were involved in the accident but two persons who were passengers on the motorcycle died on the spot.

Eyewitness confirmed that the motocyclist overtook wrongly and  rammed into a moving truck. The motorcycle and the truck were moving outward Obantoko towards Moore junction.

The truck driver, in an attempt to avoid a pot hole, swerved to the left, not knowing that the okada rider was fast approaching  from the rear, before it rammed into the truck .

“The driver of the truck. his motor boy and the Okada rider ran away but the two passengers on the motorcycle died.
“The accidented  truck and the motorcycle has  been taken to the Divisional Police Station, Obantoko,” he said.
Akinbiyi noted that the corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital,  Ijaye in Abeokuta.

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