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Uganda: At least 19 killed after fuel tanker crashes and explodes

The tanker, on its way from Kenya to the DRC, exploded after losing control and crashing into three cars.5 hours ago

At least 19 people have been killed after a fuel truck went up in flames after losing control and crashing into three cars in western Uganda, police said in a statement.

Early on Monday authorities said nine bodies had been retrieved from the crash site and transported to a nearby health centre “for further post-mortem analysis and DNA profiling”

Another body was found trapped under the truck, police said.

Nine more people injured in the accident later died from their wounds, police spokesman Fred Enanga told Reuters news agency.

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The tanker was on its way from Kenya to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, police said.

The accident happened at Kyambura trading centre in Rubirizi district, according to the Daily Monitor newspaper.

More than 30 shops were burned, the newspaper added.

The police said two taxis, carrying at least 20 people, were among the damaged cars, without mentioning their fate.

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Photos/Video: Passengers flee as fire outbreak at Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri disrupts flight

Photos/Video: Passengers flee as fire outbreak at?Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri disrupts flight

Passengers at the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri had to run for their lives this morning when an electrical surge led to a fire incidence at the airport.

According to eye witness reports, Lagos based DJ Barbie was one of those sitting close to the central AC where the fire broke out.

‘Alot of people choked from smoke at the airport while It affected bookings and other flight procedures as the systems shutdown and electricity went off’ a witness told LIB.

See more photos and videos from the scene….

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25 people were killed in 10 road crashes in different parts of Niger state during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration – FRSC

25 people were killed in 10 road crashes in different parts of Niger state during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration - FRSC

The Niger Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), says 25 people were killed in 10 road crashes in different parts of the state during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.  

Joel Dagwa, the FRSC Sector Commander in Niger, stated this on Wednesday, August 14th in Minna adding that 123 people were involved in the road crashes, which involved 12 vehicles, two motorcycles and two tricycles in different parts of the state.  

He added that 47 people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the incidences. He said a DAF Truck, with registration number JEG 636 XA, loaded with flour from Ibadan and with 40 people on board, ‘Jack-knifed’, killing 17 people and injuring seven others. The accident occurred along Kontagora-Yauri Road, 1.5 kilometres from Makir village in Nasco Local Government Area of the state.  

The Sector Commander explained that the injured were taken to Yauri General Hospital for treatment. Three people were killed and another three injured along Minna-Suleja Road when a Mitsubishi Canter, with registration number BF47 ABJ, and Sharon Wagon, with registration number DKAU 71 ZU crashed.  

Similarly, a tanker, with registration number DKA 44 XG, and a bus, with registration number DKU 801 XA, crashed along Suleja-Maddala Road, killing five people and leaving two others injured. In the accidents involving the two motorcycles and two tricycles, Dagwa explained that no death was recorded.

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Photos: 7 persons killed in fatal accident along Benin-Asaba express road

Photos: 7 persons killed in fatal accident along Benin-Asaba express road

Seven persons including members of a particular family, were crushed to death in a fatal accident along the Benin-Asaba express road on Saturday August 10th.

Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who was also involved in the accident but escaped unhurt, said a Dangote truck ran into the vehicles on the road

Left Lagos to Okada Edo State where I met with 12year old girl ganged raped. Going back to Asaba and within one minute, I saw entire family crushed to death. Dangote truck ran into us killing more than 7.

Your prayers kept me.

God is the Greatest

Photos: 7 persons killed in fatal accident along Benin-Asaba express road
Photos: 7 persons killed in fatal accident along Benin-Asaba express road
Photos: 7 persons killed in fatal accident along Benin-Asaba express road
Photos: 7 persons killed in fatal accident along Benin-Asaba express road
Photos: 7 persons killed in fatal accident along Benin-Asaba express road
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Graphic Photos: Five dead as vehicle plunges into river in Benue State

Graphic Photos: Five dead as vehicle plunges into river in Benue State

Five persons died in an accident at Tyowaye along Ugbema road, Benue State on Monday, July 22.

The accident occurred when the vehicle plunged into a river after the driver reportedly lost control due to a mechanical fault.

See photos below.

Graphic Photos: Five dead as vehicle plunges into river in Benue State
Graphic Photos: Five dead as vehicle plunges into river in Benue State
Graphic Photos: Five dead as vehicle plunges into river in Benue State
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Video: ‘Shit water’ used to quench fire on burning BRT bus in Lagos

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A Bus Rapid Transit was in flames along the ever busy Ikorodu road this evening. The cause of the fire is yet unknown.

Eyewitnesses say a sewage truck helped put out the fire before the Fire service team arrived.

No life was lost in the incident.

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Bullied schoolboy lay on tracks and was killed by train as 50 classmates watched

Bullied schoolboy lay on tracks and was killed by train as 50 classmates watched

A 14-year-old school boy, who had reportedly suffered bullying, lay down on tracks and was crushed to death by a train as classmates watched.

Sam Connor, a “bright and popular” pupil at Salesian School – a Roman Catholic comprehensive in Chertsey – died on Monday afternoon at Chertsey railway station, in Surrey.  He reportedly gave his school bag and mobile phone to a friend then slid off the platform and onto the tracks as horrified classmates watched a train kill him.

A passenger, known only as Lewis, 28, was travelling on the service from Chiswick and saw Sam get killed as the train came into the station.

Bullied schoolboy lay on tracks and was killed by train as 50 classmates watched

Lewis told Dailymail: “The train stopped very suddenly with only one carriage alongside the platform. I thought maybe one of the kids had dropped their phone as they were all looking down at the wheels of the carriage.

“We saw some of the girls starting to cry; we saw some of the boys leaning down, literally on their knees, calling down between the train and the tracks, calling ‘Sam, Sam’.”

“That’s when we realised something was wrong. There was a girl on phone, crying, trying to talk to the driver.”

Bullied schoolboy lay on tracks and was killed by train as 50 classmates watched

Lewis said when he realized they were from Salesian school he phoned the teachers to tell them what had happened. He added that the sight of the incident was so horrific that a student paremedic collapsed.

He said: “What was particularly harrowing was there was a student paramedic who passed through the train and down on the tracks to help the boy. When she got down there she collapsed and burst into tears – it was just the most harrowing thing.”

The owner of a convenience store close to the Connor family home spoke of his shock at the teenager’s death.

He described Sam as a “lovely, polite lad”, who would come into the shop with his brother.

He added: “He was always so polite and a really lovely lad. I just can’t believe what has happened.”

Sam’s friend Freddie-Joe Twine described Sam as one of the “nicest and charming” boys in their break-dancing class.

Bullied schoolboy lay on tracks and was killed by train as 50 classmates watched

Several parents at the school said Sam was being bullied. One mother said her two daughters had told her Sam was being picked on.

Bullied schoolboy lay on tracks and was killed by train as 50 classmates watched

Another mother said: “When I got the emails and texts from the school telling me what had happened I just burst into tears. I spoke with my daughters when they came home about what had happened. They said it was Sam and said everyone was talking about him being bullied. 

“If this is true there has to be an investigation. How bad can it be that a 14-year-old boy wants to take his own life. I just cannot comprehend what he must have been feeling.”

The family of Sam Connor have told of their devastation after their “sensitive little soul” lay down on tracks and was killed by a rush-hour train.

Bullied schoolboy lay on tracks and was killed by train as 50 classmates watched

Speaking to Daily Mail, Deborah Barrett, first wife of Sam’s father James, said: “It’s just so sad. It’s so awful, isn’t it? My three girls are Sam’s half sisters, they are all so upset.

“It’s horrible. You can’t imagine, can you? I’ve just spoken to my middle one and she said he just lay down on the tracks.

“He was a sensitive little soul, a cute little thing who was into gaming. He was funny and sarcastic with a great sense of humour.

“Although he was shy, we used to be able to make him laugh.”

Bullied schoolboy lay on tracks and was killed by train as 50 classmates watched

Deborah added: “This is so horrible for the family. They loved him, they were all quite close.

She continued: “There were six kids altogether, they are all quite close, the children, and Sam was the youngest.

“Sophie, my youngest daughter, rang me on Monday and told me what Sam had done, and said he’d been bullied at school. Then why weren’t the school doing anything? It doesn’t bear thinking about. It’s awful.”

But a school spokesman said they had “no record” of the boy being bullied and could make no further comment currently. 

In a statement the British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to Chertsey station at 4pm yesterday (July 15) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended but sadly a 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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So Sad! One Killed, Another Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident

The Ogun State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday said one person died while another sustained injuries in an accident that involved two vehicles on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Mr. Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC reported, that the incident happened at about 1.03 a. m. on Sunday.

Oladele explained that the accident involved a Toyota SUV with registration number LSD 37 BR and a trailer with no registration number.

The sector commander said the SUV lost control due to over-speeding and rammed into the trailer at Isara Sapade, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.Accident

“The corpse of the victim had been deposited at the Mortuary, Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagama, Ogun, while the injured is also receiving treatment at the hospital, “ he said.

He, however, advised motorists to be cautious and obey traffic regulations as well as refrain from driving against traffic to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.

The Sector Commander also admonished motorists to maintain the stipulated 50km per hour maximum speed limit at construction zones and refrain from overtaking within the zones, as violators were liable to prosecution.

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15 Injured As Touts Brandish Onitsha Express Way

Nnewi – There was a total breakdown of law and order Friday at the Niger Bridge Head area of Onitsha near the status of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, when touts wielding machetes and other dangerous weapons took over the Onitsha Enugu expressway, attacking anybody on sight.

Deserted road in Onitsha
The touts were chanting “No ticket, no peace” “We own Anambra State, and we will continue collecting our levies” “Nobody will stop our work.”

About 15 people sustained various degrees of injury as they run for their lives, while oncoming vehicles and tricycles knocked others down, resulting in different bodily injuries as they tried to escape from the attack of the rampaging machete brandishing touts in the area.

This is even as members of the Executive Friends Drivers Welfare Association, EFDWA, the commercial drivers that ply Onitsha -Asaba routes, engaged in a protest against the extortion of over N4800 from them by illegal revenue collectors and touts that operate at the Niger Bridge Head end of Onitsha Enugu expressway, and touts at the Upper Iweke area of the road.

Some of the placards carried by members of EFDWA, read, “Nelson Enendu what revenue you collecting after the State government banned IGR” We say no to illegal extortion by Nelson Enendu” Governor Obiano listen to the cry of poor innocent drivers” “We are happy to be affiliated with RTEA

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Nollywood producer, Henry Okoro dies in fatal car accident [Photos]

Popular Nollywood producer, Henry Okoro dies following a ghastly car accident [Instagram/HPMedia]

Nollywood producer, Henry Okoro dies following a fatal car accident.

Nollywood mourns again as one of its own, Henry Okoro has died following injuries sustained in a fatal car accident.

According to reports, Henry Okoro who was also known as HPmedia30, was on his way from an outing with his friends when the accident occurred.

While he wasn’t lucky. his friends are said to be currently battling for their lives.

Scenes from the car accident that took the life of Henry Okoro [WithinNigeria]

Scenes from the car accident that took the life of Henry Okoro [WithinNigeria]

According to reports, Henry Okoro who was also known as HPmedia30, was on his way from an outing with his friends when the accident occurred [WithinNigeria]

According to reports, Henry Okoro who was also known as HPmedia30, was on his way from an outing with his friends when the accident occurred [WithinNigeria]

One celebrity who has expressed his shock over Henry’s death is Yul Edochie. The movie star took to his Instagram page on Saturday, May 11, 2019, where he shared a photo of Henry Okoro and himself. He went on to caption the photo an emotional eulogy.

“Me and Henry, about 10yrs ago. I’m so heartbroken. Can’t believe you are gone. Don Sniff. Guy man. Hustler. Good guy. Ezigbo mmadu. Great soul. R.I.P bro,” he wrote.

Henry Okoro joins the unfortunate list of Nollywood stars who have lost their lives in 2019. The last Nollywood star’s death that was reported was that of Adio Majester.

Yoruba actor, Adio Majester reportedly dies after battling with diabetes

Adio Majester has passed away after battling with diabetes for years [Legit]

Adio Majester has passed away after battling with diabetes for years [Legit]

According to reports, he died on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in the intensive care of an undisclosed hospital. Prior to his death, Adio had reportedly suffered severely from the illness which saw him lose a lot of weight.

His family is yet to release any statement as at the time of publishing this article. Adio Majester’s death is coming a few weeks after another Nollywood actor.