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Tragedy: Toddler crawls out of mother’s shop, crushed to death in Delta

Police in Delta state have arrested a motorist for crushing a toddler to death along DLA Road at Asaba.

There was confusion in the community where the incident happened on Monday.

According to an eyewitness, the mother of the 15-year-old toddler did not know when she crawled out of her POS shop onto the road.

“The car, a Mercedes Benz, was driven by two young boys, suspected to be Yahoo boys.

“The child’s mother operates a PoS shop along the DLA Road, and did not know when the child crawled to the road.

“The child was killed about 30 metres away from the mother’s stand. The car splashed the child’s brain along the road. It was a horrible sight,” the witness said.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said; “Yes, it was an accident; a child of one year and few months died.

“The driver wanted to enter a compound after opening the gate to the compound, not knowing that the child crawled under the vehicle and he ran the child over.

“The mother of deceased’s shop is close to the gate. The suspect is currently in detention and investigation is ongoing.”

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