A newborn baby and four others, including mother of the child, Monday morning, died in a fatal accident along the NPA Expressway, near the Nigerian Army Barracks in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
DAILY POST can reports that the deceased defied the Delta State Government’s ban on commercial tricycle plying the expressway.
An eyewitness, who craved anonymity told DAILY POST that a commercial tricycle conveying the victims from Roundabout axis, enroute Shaguolo/Ugbuwangue was on a very high speed.
“However, in a bid to overtake a car, it developed brake failure, veered off the road and rammed into a trailer parked along the Expressway.
“The incident claimed the lives of the newborn baby and the mother with two girls (passengers) and that of the tricycle operator instantly,” the source said.
The tricycle was seriously compressed while the victims whose identities are yet to be ascertained, sustained high degree injuries.
As of the time of filing this report, the police are yet to arrive the scene.