Three people were killed, three others critically injured when a Dangote cement truck ran over a commercial tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep on Wednesday afternoon along cemetery junction, Lokoja, Kogi state capital.
According to eye witness accounts, the Dangote Cement truck on a high speed smashed into the tricycle, killing three occupants instantly and leaving others fatally wounded.
One of the casualties has been identified as Adesewa Bukky Adebayo, a student Of Federal University Lokoja, Department of History, who was returning from a bank after paying her tuition fee.
Another casualty is believed to be an officer of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, who also died on the spot.
Kogi First Lady Mrs. Rashida Bello, who arrived the accident scene almost immediately rushed the survivors to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja where they are receiving medical attention.
It was gathered that the truck driver tried to escape but was chased and apprehended and his vehicle set ablaze by angry mob.
It took the intervention of policemen who saved the driver from being lynched.