Saturday, February 15, 2020

Mob sets Dangote trucks ablaze after crushing six to death

Two trucks loaded with bags of cement belonging to the Dangote group involved in multiple accidents have crushed six persons to death in Ogun State.

The accidents occurred around 12:20 pm on Saturday at the old tollgate Ota, along the Lagos – Abeokuta Expressway in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.

A mob reportedly mobilised and set the two Dangote trucks ablaze after it was learnt that they caused the fatal crashes.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Sector Commander, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele confirmed the incident.

Oladele explained that the multiple fatal crashes had led to the death of six persons, adding that rescue operation was still ongoing.

He said the crash involved two Dangote trucks conveying bags of cement; a space wagon and a Volkswagen passenger bus.

According to him, the mob protesting the incident had set ablaze the two Dangote trucks suspected to have caused the fatal crash.

Oladele, however, warned that the area the crash occurred is a black spot notorious for frequent crashes.

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