Tragedy struck in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria after a motorcyclist, and two male school children were on Friday crushed to death along the Oru-Ago Iwoye Road by a truck.
Punch reports that the motorcyclist was conveying the pupils to school on his bike at 7.30am when he and his passengers met their tragic end.
Aside from the three persons that died, another female pupil who was also being conveyed to school on the same motorcycle was said to have sustained injuries in the accident.
This has been confirmed by the Ogun State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Clement Oladele, who said the driver of the truck was speeding and drove dangerously and in the process crushed the cyclist and the children.
The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, also confirmed the incident, but added that a mob set the truck and another not involved in the accident ablaze before the army were called to restore order.
He said, “A male adult and two male school children were crushed to death by a truck while another female pupil was injured this morning along the Oru-Ago Iwoye Road.
“The cyclist was taking the children to school when the truck rammed into them.
“The injured female child was taken to Blessed Hospital, Oru, Ijebu Igbo, while the corpses of the victims were taken to the mortuary of the State Hospital, Ijebu Igbo.”