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13-yr-old boy crushed to death in Bayelsa

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By Samuel Oyadongha, yenogoa
A 13-year-old boy identified as Lucky Bassey, was reportedly  crushed to death by a commercial bus along the Kaiama stretch of the East-West road in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Council Area of Bayelsa State.

The decease teenager, a Junior Secondary Student of the Universal Basic Education Secondary School in Kaiama, it was learnt, was crushed while trying to cross the the road.

Sources within the Kaiama town said the incident occurred at about 9am on Tuesday.

The incident was said to have caused a brief trafic gridlock along the East-West road.

“The boy was crushed by the vehicle while trying to cross the road on his way to school. But the driver of the vehicle stopped and reported himself to the Kaiama Police Station to avoid being mobbed.

“Most of his school mates gathered around watching the evacuation of the deceased mangled body,”  a source said.

Contacted, the spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Alex Akhigbe, said he was yet to be briefed on the development.

He said, “the decision of the driver to report himself to the Kaiama Police Station is a welcome development. Proper investigation will be done.”

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