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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ANGER, PAIN, TEARS AS PEOPLE CONTINUE TO LOSE LIVES AND LIMBS ON DEPLORABLE ROADS.

Yesterday, the potholes and craters on the Mile Two – Apapa stretch of the expressway claimed two legs.
That was in addition to the litany of those who have been killed or maimed and cars and trucks damaged, no thanks to the same deplorable state of roads, arguably one of the busiest in the country.
Tears flowed freely yesterday, even from the men, among the throng of sympathisers looking on in horror at the severed legs of the commercial motorcyclist.
An eyewitness said the motorcyclist and his passenger were at the Berger Bus Stop when an approaching truck with Registration Number XT509JJJ loaded with two containers suddenly plunged into a huge pothole.
The passenger luckily jumped off to safety but the rider was unfortunately trapped, his two legs almost neatly severed in the accident.
No one could blame the truck driver who rolled on the ground calling for help as tears came streaming down his cheeks even as suggestions and even more suggestions came from among the crowd on how best to extricate the motorcycle rider from where he was trapped.
Though he had lost his two legs and much blood, he was still conscious.
www.ngrguardiannews.com

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