….,injures 15 others
A Truck yesterday ran into a crowd of road side traders at the popular Swali Market in Yenagoa,the Bayelsa State capital killing a woman and injuring over 15 persons.
The truck, which was conveying sand to the Swali community, was reported to have ran into the crowd of traders after loosing control and had a failed brake.
Leadership gathered that the sand Truck, with registration number XC 858 NNE , lots control and ran into the crowd of traders.
The incident however threw the massive market into panic with sympathisers, the men of the Road Safety Corps and other parcipating in the rescue operation.
Contacted on the incident, the Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bayelsa, Igwe Ikechukwu confirmed the development and attribute the cause of the accident to brake failure and dangerous trading along the road.
He confirmed that a woman was crushed to death and the corpse deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, ” the accident could have been avoided if the traders had moved their trade into the designated shops instead of the roadside.
He called on market women at Swali,Kpamsia and Igbogene to be safety conscious and move their trade into the market to avoid dangerous and deadly accidents during this festive period.