Mother and baby crushed as truck evades police van

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A woman and her baby girl died Wednesday afternoon, as a tipper truck rammed into a moving tricycle in Effurun, Uvwie council area of Delta State.

The Nation learnt that the incident occurred near PTI Junction about 1:30pm.

Eyewitnesses revealed that the driver of the truck full of sand drove into the tricycle as he tried to evade a police van which was chasing the vehicle of a suspected internet fraudster.

Another eyewitness claimed it was the police van that hit the tricycle, pushing it in front of the truck which led to the unfortunate accident.

Police spokesperson Onome  Onovwakpoyeya said in a statement that the command “sympathised with the families of the deceased and the injured persons”

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The spokesperson has however denied the involvement of police officers in the incident.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, through his Press Secretary Olisa Ifeajika, has ordered a probe of the incident that the culprits will be brought to book