By Eyo Nse, Calabar
Dangote truck has hit two brothers, crushing the younger one to death at Ekpo Abasi roundabout in Calabar South, the Cross River capital on Friday at about 1:45 PM, Brainnews report.
The speeding truck driver lost control and knocked down the two brothers who were in a tricycle. The boys fell off the tricycle and the speeding truck crushed the 4-year-old boy on the spot while the other sustained injuries, according to eyewitnesses.
Another eyewitness who spoke with Brainnews said; “It happened at Yellow Duke by Ekpo Abasi as the truck wanted turning but the keke rider was impatient, the truck shade the keke and it fell, the keke rider, the passengers and the boy’s brother fell to one side and had scratches but the boy fell to the tanker side and part of the tire matched his head.”
To avoid breakdown of law and order, police officers intervened by taking the driver and truck to the police station as an angry mob had threatened to set the driver and truck ablaze.