By Ovie Okpare
A male school teacher has been reportedly crushed to death along the busy Airport Road in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
The deceased teacher simply identified as Mr Ejovi died in an accident involving a commercial tricycle and a truck carrying block.
Ejovi, an Agricultural Science teacher at Basic College, Edjeba in Warri South council area, was returning home when the unfortunate incident happened.
It was gathered four occupants of the tricycle also known as Keke Napep survived the accident but with severe injuries.
The incident happened at about 4pm Wednesday, in front of a first-generation bank, near DSTV office.
The truck was said to have rammed into them and crushed the Keke against another stationary heavy-duty vehicle.
The accident was caused by a sachet water distributing truck which was driving against traffic along the road.
“The block driver was on speed. So, they (block and sachet water drivers) met at the point where the stationary vehicle part was parked. As the block guy tried to give room for the incoming vehicle, he just hit the Keke Napep, pressing it to the parked trailer part,” a witness who gave his name as Paul, narrated.
The deceased, who was rushed to a hospital, was later confirmed dead.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Command, through its acting spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, said it was unaware of the incident.