February 5, 2023

Truck crushes nine students to death in Rivers


By Davies Iheamnachor, PORT HARCOURT

A Truck conveying chippings to a construction site has reportedly crushed over nine students to death in Rivers State.

The ugly incident happened on Friday afternoon at Rumukwachi-Ogbogoro Community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

The students were returning from Community Secondary School, Ogbogoro after close hours, when the tricycle (popularly known as Keke) reportedly ram into the truck.

It as gathered that the nine students, who are friends, had packed themselves into the same tricycle on their way home when the incident happened.

A source, Ogechi Micah, said three of the students died on the spot, and that six of them were rushed to the hospital alongside the tricycle driver.

Ogechi alleged that the remaining six students and the driver died at the hospital on Saturday.

She disclosed that two of the teenagers involved in the accident were a set of twins and that one of them died instantly.

Ogechi said: “The incident is tragic. A tipper carrying chippings killed students today. The tipper crushed a Keke. The keke has nine students. Three of them died there. We are hearing that the remaining victims and the driver have also died.”

Meanwhile, at press time the Public Relations Officer of the state of the police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, could not respond to the development.