…… Layefa Kingsley
A 400 Level student of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Emmanuel Maduka, a final year student of Delta State University, Abraka and others crushed to death by Dangote’s truck carrying bags of Cement on Tuesday 4th May, 2021.
Reports revealed that apart from the Delsu student, a motorcycle rider and lady yet to be identified Oasis Magazine (OM) learnt that apart from the student that lost his life, a motorcycle also lost their lives in the accident.
Matthew, who is fondly called Biggy, a friend to the late student in tears recalled special moments shared with the late student, noted how Maduka completed his Pre-degree programme in DELSU many years ago, adding that his friend was a First Class student with CGPA of 4.7 in the Economics Department of Delsu.
Biggy lamented, “How can this happen? Today is supposed to be his mother’s birthday. Who will disclose this bad news to his mother now?”.
While the body was still trapped under the trailer, At the time of filing this police officers, Vigilante operatives, and members of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were still making serious efforts to lift the truck and possibly rescue those trapped.
Other sources said the death toll might be more than the number of victims mentioned, noting that there are other victims still trapped under the trailer and the cement that fell off the truck during the tragic incidence.
Further inquiries revealed that that the conductor of the truck was mercilessly beaten by angry passersby and was later handed over to the police.
The whereabouts of the driver was still unknown at the time of filing this report.