SADNEWS: Petrol tanker crushes baby to death in Bauchi

A baby has reported killed by a petrol tanker in Bauchi after a tricycle rider, popularly called Keke Napep, was reportedly trying to overtake the petrol tanker by the CBN roundabout. Unfortunately, the baby fell off from the Keke and was crushed to death.

Meanwhile, in confirmation of the unfortunate incident, the Sector Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Bauchi Sector Command, Deputy Corps Commander, Paul Guar said the accident occurred Saturday morning.

He narrated that, “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, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kamal Abubakar, , also confirmed the incident when he noted that the Police have therefore arrested both the tanker driver and the Keke driver.