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26-yr-old man crushed while watching Falconets’ match

By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA — A carcrushed to death a 26-year-old boy at a popular viewing centre along Sani Abacha Road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, while he and several others were watching the Super Falconets of Nigeria and Germany Under-20  Female World Cup final in the early hours of yesterday.

The incident, which occurred at about 1.30 am triggered pandemonium at the bar some distance from NNPC filling station as fun seekers and those watching the match  scampered for safety.

Most of the eyewitnesses could not explain how the driver of the Honda Sports Utility Van, SUV, crashed into the crowd of football fans and fun seekers in the bar.

The driver of the vehicle, it was learnt, had attempted to drive out of the car wash section of the bar where the vehicle was parked when it rammed into the crowd.

A customer, identified as Biggy, who escaped death by the whiskers, confirmed that the deceased used to work in a bakery.

Two other girls reportedly sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the hospital.
According to an eyewitness, “the driver must have stepped fully on the accelerator and drove straight at us. I and some other dived out of his path but the boy was unlucky.

The vehicle crushed him and dragged him into the club.” Some other persons dancing inside the club were also injured.”


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