The driver of a truck in the early hours of Thursday lost control and
rammed into a building at Ijaye in Abeokuta, killing a nine-year-old boy
and injuring five occupants of the building.

Mr Babatunde
Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps
confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta.

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Akinbiyi,
who noted that the incident occurred around 3:46 a.m on Ijaye-Iyana
Mortuary axis in Abeokuta, said that the driver of the truck took to his
heels immediately after the accident.

He alleged that the accident was caused by speeding and loss of control by the truck with registration number LND-754 XV.

He
explained that there were eight occupants in the building, comprising
of one female adult, three female children, two male children and two
male adults, when the incident happened.

“I learnt the truck was
coming from the Iyana-Mortuary axis inbound Itoku when it suddenly lost
control due to speeding, crossed the culvert and rammed into the shops
and the house behind it.

“The little child who lost his life
in the accident was around nine years old and he has been taken to
Ijaiye General Hospital mortuary,” he said.

He added that the injured persons were taken to the General Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, for treatment.

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