Mrs. Rashida Bello Rescues Survivors
A Dangote Cement truck has crushed three people dead in Lokoja and left about three others critically injured.
The fatal accident happened this afternoon along cemetery junction within Lokoja township.
Eye witness accounts hold that a Dangote Cement truck on a high speed smashed into a commercial tricycle commonly called Keke Napep, killing three occupants instantly and leaving others fatally wounded.
Among the casualties is a student of Federal University, Lokoja who was returning from a bank after paying her tuition fee. Another casualty is believed to be an officer of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps who also died on the spot.
Kogi First Lady Mrs. Rashida Bello who arrived the accident scene almost immediately rushed the survivors to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja where they are receiving medical attention.
The fleeing truck was reportedly apprehended by irate youth around Commissioner’s quarters, setting it ablaze.
The truck driver was saved from being mobbed by a police patrol team and has been arrested.