Truck crushes corps member to death in Edo

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) identified as Oluwale Abidemi was on Wednesday, September 22, crushed to death by a tipper in Benin City, Edo State. The fatal accident occurred along the busy Airport Road by suburban Ogba River bridge.

According to reports, the tipper, which was conveying sand had a brake failure and ran into a Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) before hitting a commercial motorcycle conveying a woman and the serving corps member.

The woman who was said to be the sister of the corps member sustained life-threatening injuries while the deceased Corps member whose remains have since been deposited at an unknown mortuary died right on the spot.

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