On Thursday, September 12, 2019, a tragedy occurred in Okpara Water-side, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State as three trailers plying through the Okpara/Sapele Expressway crushed two kids.
The ugly incident happened at about 12.05pm on Thursday while traders were busy with their business activities as it was the market day of the community.
According to reports, the two kids involved in the accident were hawking sachet water as the trailers crushed them.
Speaking with an eyewitness who pleaded to be anonymous, it was gathered that one of the three trailers reportedly hit the two kids while they were trying to cross over to the other side of the market.
The trailer with the inscription of RANO Nigeria Limited Company with the registration number 334443, was said to be at a high speed and knocked down the kids.
According to reports, the kids involved in the accident were from the same parents and one has died on the spot of the accident. While the other child was quickly rushed to a hospital close to the market.
The tragic incident has thrown many into mourning mood and attracted sympathizers in Okpara Water-side as some traders were seen packing their goods and closed their trading activities for the day.