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Fuel truck kills six tricycle passengers in Akwa Ibom

A gas truck within the early hours of Monday bumped into two tricycles (keke) alongside Ntak Inyang village, Akwa Ibom State, killing six passengers on the spot.

It was gathered that the truck instantly caught hearth and burnt down the 2 tricycles with their passengers together with a feminine and 5 others.

A supply who pleaded anonymity, advised journalists that the accident occurred on one aspect of the street which is underneath rehabilitation by the state authorities.

He added that the congestion on the free lane compacted the visitors resulting in the accident.

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In keeping with him, “The truck rammed into the approaching tricycle from the other way ensuing within the accident.”

When contacted, Akwa Ibom Sector Commander, Federal Highway Security Corps, Mr. Ogah Ochi, mentioned preliminary investigation carried out by the officers of the corps has indicated that two vans have been concerned within the accident.

He added that the second truck that triggered the accident ran away

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“Truly six individuals died. One feminine and 5 males. Detailed investigation will come out by tomorrow. Our investigators have gone there and the preliminary report they’ve given confirms that two vans have been really concerned within the crash, however one escaped.

” The truck that really triggered the accident ran away. It overtook at that time, and this one was making an attempt to veer off from the truck that was over taking and now rammed into two tricycles.”

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