Truck crushes 10-year old girl to death in Ondo

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By Aderemi Bamgbose

Okitipupa () – Tragedy struck as a lorry loaded with sand crushed a 10-year old girl, Anuoluwapo Oguneso along Okitipupa main market, Ayeka Road in Okitipupa Local Government Area of .

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the accident which happened on Wednesday evening caused panic among market , passersby and residents of the area.

An eye witness preferred anonymity told NAN the girl was trying cross the road but some and parked at the other side blocked her vision and unable see the approaching truck crushed her.

“The and parked at the other side of the road blocked the girl’ vision when she crossed, it was too late as the truck crushed her to on the spot,’’ the witness said.

NAN also learnt the driver of the truck whose name was unknown immediately reported the incident to the Okitipupa Divisional Police station.

Mr Femi Joseph, a CSP, the Police Public Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on telephone on Thursday.

While describing the incident as unfortunate, Joseph said that the suspect was with the Police and his truck impounded, adding was ongoing on the matter.

“The incident is very unfortunate but the suspect and his truck too, is ongoing on the matter,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Akintunde Ogunfeyimi, the acting Chief Director(CMD), State Specialist Hospital, Okitipupa confirmed to NAN that the girl was brought to the hospital .

“She was brought in , her corpse is immediately deposited at the hospital’ morgue but her parents or guardian are yet to show up at the hospital,’’ he said.