Tragedy 2 persons die as tricycle runs into fuel tanker

According to an eye witness, the tricycle rider was guilty of recklessness which led to his death and another passenger.

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Tricycle, Fuel Tanker Accident

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Two persons have been reported dead after a commercial tricycle rammed into a fuel tanker at Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos.

The incident happened on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Randuck Filling Station, located in the area.

According to Punch, four passengers were in the vehicle when the accident occurred. Two of these passengers are in critical condition at the hospital.

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Jibola Oladokun, a witness at the accident scene said the unfortunate incident happened because the tricycle rider was not patient.

 He said, “The tanker had just discharged fuel at a filling station nearby (not Randuck). It was driving out of the station around 9am when the accident happened.”

“While the tanker was reversing, a bus and the tricycle, which were on different lanes on the road, were speeding towards the tanker.”

“At this time, about 20 per cent of the tanker was on the road, while 80 per cent was still inside the station.”

“The bus driver was able to apply the brakes, but the tricycle rider couldn’t as the tricycle went under the tanker.”

“A sharp rod in the tanker pierced the rider and the passenger beside him. They died on the spot.”

It took the assistance of observers to bring out the victims from the wreckage, before law enforcement officers were called to the scene.

The fuel tanker driver reportedly fled the scene.

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