Two female polytechnic students in Akwa Ibom killed as truck crushes them

On Monday, a truck tragically collided with and killed two female students of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua. The incident occurred just a short distance from the school premises, near the junction of Ikot Inyang village along Aba Road in Ikot Ekpene local government area.

According to reports, the driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed into the girls, resulting in their immediate deaths. The victims, Abasifreke Okon and Irene Edwin, both ND 2 Science Laboratory Technology students, were described as inseparable twins and best friends. They were preparing for their practical examination scheduled for Wednesday at the time of the tragic incident.

The Polytechnic management reportedly postponed the examinations in the wake of the accident, and classmates of the deceased were said to be deeply affected, shedding uncontrollable tears as the victims’ remains were removed to the mortuary.

Confirming the incident, Matthew Olonisaye, the Akwa Ibom State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), attributed the loss of lives to reckless driving and a lack of adherence to road usage rules. While expressing condolences to the families of the deceased, Olonisaye emphasized the importance of drivers prioritizing vehicle maintenance and adhering to road safety regulations to prevent accidents.

“It actually happened; it’s because of loss of control by the driver. We advise drivers to abide with the rules that guide the usage of the road, they should not be in a hurry. Drivers should also make vehicle maintenance a priority for any life lost cannot come back. An accident does not just happen; it is caused,” he stated.

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