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Delta school teacher crushed to death

A middle-aged school teacher, simply identified as Mr Ejovi, has been crushed to death along Airport road, Effurun, in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

The deceased, who until his untimely death, was an Agricultural Science teacher at qq Basic College, Edjeba in Warri, was onboard a tricycle with four others when a truck laden with cement blocks rammed into them.

The Nigerian Observer gathered that the truck crushed the tricycle against a part of a stationary heavy-duty truck that was parked on the side of the ever-busy road.

Two of the passengers reportedly jumped out, while another two struggled out leaving behind the deceased who was later pulled out by sympathizers.

The impact of the sudden crash left the deceased smashing his head on the stationary truck leaving his face with deep cuts.

Eyewitnesses said the avoidable tragedy was caused by a sachet water vendor truck that was driving against traffic.

“The cement block driver was on speed. So, they (block and sachet water drivers) met at the point where the part of a stationary truck was parked.

“As the block guy tried to give room for the incoming vehicle, he just hit the Keke, pressing it to the parked trailer part,” a witness who gave his name as Paul, told journalists.

According to Paul, the deceased was hurriedly conveyed to a hospital where he later died.

The Delta State Police Command’s acting spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe could not confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report.

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