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Truck crushes man to death in Ilorin

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It was a gory sight at the Post office area of Ilorin Kwara state capital Thursday morning when an articulated vehicle known as a trailer crushed one Usman Salakani to death.

Vanguard reliably gathered that Usman who was also a driver climbed the driver’s side of the vehicle with the intention of collecting money from the driver.

But unfortunately, his feet slipped off the door side, and he fell on the street causing the rear tyre of the moving trailer to crush him to death.

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Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)in Kwara State Babawale Zaid Afolabi confirmed the incident to journalists.

According to him, ” the victim was trying to get money from the driver of the trailer.

“The incident occurred at around 1015 hours on Thursday the victim was reported to also be a driver and was trying to collect money from the truck driver when his foot slipped off and was subsequently crushed to death by the rear tyre of the truck.

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“Officers of the NSCDC crisis management department and Kwara State Transport Management Authority( KWATMA) later evacuated the remains of the victim from the scene of the accident.”

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