Tanker crushes 16-year-old girl to death in Niger–Police

The Police Command in Niger has confirmed the death of a 16-year-old girl, Priscilla Galadima who was crushed to death by a tanker in Minna.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Wasiu Abiodun confirmed this to the News men in Minna on Thursday.

He disclose that the deceased was a resident of the Barkin-Sale area, Minna who was trying to cross the road by Shiroro roundabout when she met her unfortunate death.

At about 10am on Wednesday a Mercedes Benz vehicle with Reg. No. SUL 140 AJ driven by one Daniel Joshua, aged 35 years of Morris Minna was coming from Mandela road heading to Shiroro roundabout.

But somewhere along the way, he drove recklessly and scratched a Toyota Yaris vehicle with Reg.No. RJA 375 AA driven by one Abubakar Yahaya of Okada Road.

The Mercedes vehicle reportedly refused to stop while the Toyota vehicle pursued the benz for it to stop.

The Benz in the process hit a pedestrian, Priscilla Galadima, aged 16 years of Barkin-Sale who was trying to cross the road by Shiroro roundabout”, he explain.

Abiodun disclosed that the lady was hit to the opposite lane and unfortunately, an oncoming tanker trailer with Reg.No JMT 576 YR driven by one Ibrahim Lawal of Jembutu Yol, ran over the deceased

The deceased was taken to General Hospital Minna where she was confirmed dead.

Abiodun added that the drivers were arrested and taken to Tudum Wada police division for further investigation while the corpse was deposited at the Minna General Hospital’s morgue, Minna.

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