Thursday, 7 April 2016

Angry Mob Set Truck Driver, One Other Ablaze For Crushing Three To Death

A truck driver, one other was last Thursday set ablaze in Edo state after their truck lost control and rammed into a nearby crowd in Osholo village, in the Etsako East Local Government Area of  the state.

Three persons, including a pregnant woman reportedly lost their lives, with several others injured.

According to a report by Punch, the incident occurred when the driver, who was en route to Weppa from Ekperi, ran into guests at a burial ceremony, leaving three persons dead and injuring others.

The driver, who reportedly hailed from Weppa community, and the other occupant alighted the vehicle in an attempt to take the victims to a nearby hospital.

They were, however, attacked by some youths and forced back into the vehicle before setting the truck ablaze.

It was learnt that the situation angered some residents of Weppa community, who allegedly invaded Osholo and set some houses on fire.

Punch reports that some policemen later arrived to prevent further loss of lives and property.

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