VIP vehicle runs over traders, claims three lives

Mbiama—Tragedy on Friday struck on the Okordia/Zarama section of the East-West road with a VIP vehicle crushing some traders and killing three persons.

The vehicle, identified as a green-coloured Mercedes Benz jeep with registration number SAG420JP was reported to have crushed a commercial tricyclist popularly known as Keke Napep with registration number KMT346VP and killed the traders on board.

The incident occurred around 12.30 pm on Friday and about a few kilometers from the crowded market, throwing the crowd of traders into a state of panic.

An eyewitness told reporters that a male and two females were crushed to death in the accident.

Another person was rescued and reported to be in serious condition. The Driver of the Mercedes vehicle was however reported to have escaped the scene to avoid mob action.

Some policemen and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) however attributed the cause of the accident to overspeeding and loss of control.

Those injured were however taken to Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri and corpses of the deceased were deposited at the Christian Gate Mortuary along Amassoma Road, Bayelsa State.

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