Three people including a pregnant woman, were crushed to death after a truck rammed into them in Osholo village, in the Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State, causing angry mobs to set the truck along with its occupants.
It was gathered that the incident occurred last Thursday when the driver, who was en route to Weppa from Ekperi, ran into guests at a burial ceremony, leaving three persons dead and injuring others. The driver, who reportedly hailed from Weppa community, and the other occupant alighted the vehicle in an attempt to take the victims to a nearby hospital. They were, however, attacked by some youths and forced back into the vehicle before setting the truck ablaze. Reports also have it that the situation angered some residents of Weppa community, who allegedly invaded Osholo and set some houses on fire, PUNCH Metro was told that some policemen later arrived to prevent further loss of lives and property