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TRUCK KILLS 15-YEAR OLD SCHOOL BOY, INJURES OTHERS IN KOGI

A 15- year old school boy has been feared dead on Thursday morning after he was hit by a truck around the

According to a witness, the motorcycle carrying the boy to school was said to have been hit by the truck around 8:00 a.m.,  leading to his death, while two other persons sustained injuries in the accident.

Another witness identified as Mike Adejoh said the truck driver fled the scene immediately after the tragedy, abandoning the dead and the injured persons.

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“Immediately the driver realized what he did, he dropped down and took to his heels,” he said.

Speaking further, he said it took the intervention of security operatives to curb the activities of the angry mob who gathered and attempted to burn the truck following the death of the boy.

The FRSC Sector Commander, Stephen Dawulung, confirmed the incident and said his men had deposited the corpse at the Federal Medical Centre’s mortuary.

Police spokesman, William Ovye-Aya, also confirmed the incident and according to him, an investigation into the cause of the accident had commenced.

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