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Over speeding train crushes Dangote cement truck, tricycle in Kano

Over speeding train crushes Dangote cement truck, tricycle in Kano

 

Over speeding train has reportedly had its toll on human lives in Kano as train crushed a Dangote cement truck and a tricycle.

The incident occurred in Kano metropolis on Sunday afternoon when the speeding train crushed the equally speeding truck and the commercial tricycle with many feared dead.

It was learnt that while the tricycle had four passengers, the truck was loaded with about 300 bags of cement.

The truck belonging to Dangote cement company was seen upside-down with cement littered all over the rail tracks, while the tricycle was also crushed beyond repairs

Over speeding train crushes Dangote cement truck, tricycle in Kano
crushed tricycle

Eyewitnesses said efforts were made to flag down the trailer but it failed to stop. The train reportedly hit the vehicle and the tricycle simultaneously when the driver of the truck attempted to cross the rail line.

One eyewitness told the media, “what happened is that the train was already at a very high speed. I was beckoning on the truck driver to stop, warning him of the impending danger but he did not listen. Before you know it, the terrible accident occurred. I can’t say how many people died but it was very ghastly,”

Meanwhile, another eyewitness blamed the accident on over speeding on the part of the truck driver.

“The truck driver was on high speed and the train was also on high speed. Onlookers were screaming that the truck driver should slow down but I guess too many voices left him confused.

“The train crashed into the truck, it lost control and crushed the tricycle. The train couldn’t  stop, I couldn’t continue looking at the scene. It was so heartbreaking, and I walked away.”

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