A baby was over the weekend crushed to death by a petrol tanker in Bauchi.
The incident happened while a tricycle rider, popularly called Keke Napep, was trying to overtake a petrol tanker by the CBN roundabout. Unfortunately, the baby fell off from the Keke and was crushed to death.
The Sector Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Bauchi Sector Command, Deputy Corps Commander, Paul Guar confirmed the incident to newsmen in the state.
Guar said the accident occurred Saturday morning.
“The tanker was negotiating the roundabout, then the Keke wanted to overtake it from the right hand side at the roundabout.
“As the keke man who had passengers was trying to overtake it, the keke suddenly hit the tyre of the tanker and there was woman with her baby. As a result, the baby fell off and the tanker crushed her head.
“The baby was rushed to the Specialist Hospital where she was confirmed dead,” he said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Kamal Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, also confirmed the incident.
He said the Police have arrested both the tanker driver and the Keke driver.