A young man identified as Usman Salakani, has lost his life after he was crushed by a heavy-duty truck in Ilorin, Kwara state.
It was alleged that the deceased was attempting to collect money from the truck driver, when his foot accidentally slipped off from the truck tyres causing him to fall and crushed to death.
Spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara Command, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident, revealed that the unfortunate incident happened on Thursday morning at the popular Post Office roundabout in the state.
“The incident occurred at around 1015 hours on Thursday when the victim was trying to collect money from the truck’s driver when his foot slipped off and was subsequently fell down by the truck tyres and crushed to death by the rear tyre of the truck”. He said.
A newspaper vendor at the Post Office junction, Mr Yusuf Idris, who was present at the accident scene said, the victim had been discussing politics with him prior to the accident.
“The deceased ran after a moving trailer but, unfortunately, his hands slipped and fell under the truck tyres,” the vendor said.