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Truck kills two students in Ilorin


map-kwaraA Tanker carrying water yesterday crushed to death two school children and caused serious injury to two others at Ipata market area of Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

The incident, which occurred at about 9a.m., was allegedly caused by the truck’s brake failure. The vehicle rammed into the school children walking along the road linking Ipata market with an adjoining market, Oja Gboro.

It was also gathered that one of the children died on the spot, while the second later gave up the ghost while being attended to by Good Samaritans at the scene.

Eyewitness account said the third child sustained serious injuries and was said to be receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), while the fourth escaped with minor injuries.

The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Sunday Maku, who confirmed the incident, said investigations had commenced on the accident. It was also gathered that a melee ensued as the youth around the area destroyed the vehicles beyond repair with the driver escaping the mob action.

The children were JSS 1 students of Government Day Girls Secondary School, Oke Suna, Ilorin, who were said to have been sent on an errand by one of their teachers.

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