A trailer fleeing from the police crushed about twenty people to death on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Yola – the capital of Adamawa state.
According to reports on Naijauto, the trailer which was full to the brim with farm produce was on high speed as it was being chased by the police after allegedly refusing to give them some money demanded for, when the accident happened on Vinikling bridge.
The driver lost control and crushed the Kekes in sight
Speaking on the incident, a resident of the community, Malam Umar Shehu, disclosed that he assisted in taking corpses of the deceased to the morgue. Shehu stated that, after the accident, the police officers said they were after the trailer driver because they suspected he was conveying foreign rice. However, foreign rice was not found in the truck. Speaking further, Shehu disclosed that the driver revealed that he was being chased for his refusal to part with some money at a police checkpoint.
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The scene after the avoidable accident
A passenger in one of the Keke vehicles on the road at the accident time, Salisu Ibrahim, stated that he saw the truck moving on high speed and a police van trailing it. He and other passengers in the Keke flee for their lives before the truck driver lost control and crushed several Kekes on the road.
The twenty persons killed were mainly occupants of various Kekes around the trailer when it lost control.
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