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Dangote truck set ablaze after crushing pupil to death in Ogun

Angry mob set ablaze a truck laden with cement belonging to the Dangote Cement Company after crushing a secondary school pupil to death in Ilaro Yewa-South Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Spokesman for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the incident said the mob also vandalised the truck of the fire service which moved to the scene to put out the fire.

Akinbiyi added that the incident occurred on Friday after the pupils closed from the school at Sabo Junction in Ilaro.

He attributed the incident to loss of control due to speeding, noting that the truck was burnt beyond recognition.

“The presumed dead victim has been deposited at the mortuary in Ilaro General Hospital. Traffic was affected because pupils trooped in a large number to set the truck on fire.’’

The TRACE spokesperson also stated that the mob prevented fire fighters from extinguishing the fire leading to the destruction of their truck.

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