May 26, 2024

SUV crushes 3 in ‘Keke’ to death in Bayelsa

SUV crushes 3 in ‘Keke’ to death in Bayelsa

Three persons were reportedly killed on Friday along the Okordia-Zarama area of the Bayelsa State stretch of the East-West Road in a commercial tricycle (Keke NAPEP).

Pandemonium was said to have been triggered after the SUV crushed the three to death in ‘Keke’ around the crowded Zarama Market in the afternoon.

It was learnt that a green Mercedes Benz SUV crushed the Keke NAPEP (commercial tricycle) with number plate KMT346VP and killed three persons on board.

It was, further gathered that the driver of the SUV fled the scene to avoid mob action.

Those killed in the accident were said to be a male and two female passengers.

A source said another person was rescued and reported to be in critical condition.

Some policemen and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, were said to have attributed the cause of the accident to over-speeding and loss of control.

Those injured were taken to Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri, and the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the Christian Gate Mortuary, Amassoma Road.

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