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Tipper Kills Pregnant Woman, Okada Riders in Osogbo

A pregnant woman and a commercial motorcyclist were reported dead on Saturday evening in a ghastly motor accident involving a tipper, a car and a motorcycle.

One other person also sustained serious injury and was reportedly receiving treatment in hospital, sequel to the intervention of officials of the Osun Ambulance Service.

The accident occurred at LAMECO filling station roundabout in Osogbo, Osun state capital.

An eyewitness recounted that the tipper with registration number FNN 364 XA, loaded with sand was coming from Iwo axis of Osogbo East bye-pass and lost control due to brake failure while approaching LAMECO filling station roundabout.

He said the truck ran over the motorcyclist and his passenger that were said to be coming from Ilobu road and killed them instantly.

The truck also hit a Nissan Primerer with registration number EJG 581AA, leaving the driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle seriously injured.

Men of the Nigeria Police force and Road safety Corps had hectic time controlling vehicular movement at the scene of the accident.

Meanwhile, the remains of the victims of the accident have been taken to the mortuary.

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