A road side vulcanizer and his friend were crushed to death on Tuesday morning in Owode, Yewa South local government area of Ogun State.
The accident occurred at about 10:00 a.m. when a truck driver lost control of the wheel, veered off the road and mowed down the victims at their shop in Oke Ore area of Owode.
The accident triggered tension at the area as angry youths moved to torch the fallen truck, forcing operatives of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) to momentarily suspend rescue work at the scene.
The vulcanizer and his friend whose identities were yet to be established as noon on Tuesday, were discussing when the truck came from behind and ran over them.
The duo died at the scene.
The Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, who confirmed the accident, said the accident happened at Oke Ore near Owode in Ogun State.
He said two persons died in the accident while two others – truck driver and his boy – were injured.
He said: “The truck (driver) lost control and ran over the road side vulcanizer. The area is tense at moment and operatives have to move back a bit. Soldiers and police officers have been contacted to forestall breakdown of law and order in the area.
“The driver and his motor boy were injured and taken to Iya kayode hospital at OKe Ore while one of the dead victims has been taken by his family.”