Tragedy As Tanker Crushes Teenage Girl To Death In Niger

A teenager, Priscilla Galadima, was reportedly crushed to death by a tanker trailer in Minna, Niger State capital, on Wednesday, August 31, 2023.

According to the State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the 16-year-old girl was a resident of the Barkin-Sale area, Minna.

Abiodun explained that the deceased was trying to cross the road by the Shiroro roundabout when she got hit by the vehicle.

“About 10 am on Wednesday, a Mercedes Benz vehicle with Reg. No. SUL 140 AJ, driven by one Daniel Joshua, aged 35 years of Morris Minna, was coming from Mandela road heading to Shiroro roundabout.

“But somewhere along the way, he drove recklessly and scratched a Toyota Yaris vehicle with Reg.No. RJA 375 AA driven by one Abubakar Yahaya of Okada Road.

“The Mercedes vehicle reportedly refused to stop while the Toyota vehicle pursued the Benz for it to stop. The Benz in the process, hit a pedestrian, Priscilla Galadima, aged 16 years of Barkin-Sale, who was trying to cross the road by Shiroro roundabout,” the police mouthpiece narrated.

Abiodun said the lady was hit to the opposite lane, adding, “Unfortunately, an oncoming tanker trailer with Reg.No JMT 576 YR driven by one Ibrahim Lawal of Jembutu Yola, ran over the deceased.”

He said that the deceased was taken to General Hospital Minna, where she was confirmed dead.

Naija News understands that the drivers of the vehicles involved have been arrested and taken to Tudum Wada police division for further investigation, while the corpse was deposited at the Minna General Hospital’s morgue, Minna.

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