September 26, 2022

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Truck crushes Corps member to death

A female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Oluwale Abidemi, has been crushed to death by a tipper along Airport Road, Benin, Edo State by suburban Ogba River Bridge.

The accident, confirmed by the Edo State Police Command’s spokesman, Bello Kontongs, occurred on Wednesday.

Kontongs said: “Today, about 12:30pm, a tipper carrying sand failed brake at Ogba bridge and ran into a Lexus SUV and a motorbike.

“The motorbike was conveying one Mrs Maria who was badly injured and now receiving treatment at the Central Hospital, Benin and a youth corps member who was said to be the sister of Maria, died on the spot.”