Trailer crushes father, two children to death in Benue State

A 45-year-old farmer, Lorngee and his two children (Regina and Tersoo) were crushed to death by a trailer yesterday.

The incident occurred on the busy Makurdi -Lafia federal highway near Daudu, in Guma Local Government area of Benue State.

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Youths within the vicinity, who arrived the scene of the accident, mobilised and set the trailer ablaze.

An eyewitness who was at the scene of the accident Tyoyila Unande told The Nation that the family killed are escaped victims of suspected Fulani attacks, who are taking refuge with other family members.

Trailer crushes father, two children to death in Benue lailasnews

Unande said the father and his two children were returning from the farm when the trailer ran over them and the three died on the spot.

He said:

“It is quite painful when you escape a war and then die in another one. This man recently escaped from Fulani herdsmen and are taking refuge with a family member here in Makurdi. This is quite sad I must say”

When The Nation arrived the scene, the trailer was ablaze, while the bodies lay on the ground by the road side.

Neither the police nor the Federal Road Safety Corps officials were yet to arrive the scene of the accident as at press time.

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