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Traders Count Loses As Trailer Crashes Into Shops In Akure


Goods and property worth Millions of naira were on Saturday morning destroyed at the popular Adebowale market, Ondo road, Akure when a fully loaded trailer fell off and crashed into some shops.

Witnesses said the many traders also narrowly escaped death as a result of the accident


Witness account said the accident would have been fatal if it had occurred during the day.

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The distressed traders whose shops and goods were completely destroyed appealed to the government to come to rescue by constructing the major road linking the Adebowale to Aponmu community.

One of the shop owners , Mrs Rahmat Ashimolowo who was still in shock over the incident said accident on the road especially that of trucks had become a daily occurrence.

On his part the chief Imam of Aponmu land Mukaila Ashiru observed over one hundred trucks ply the Adebowale-Aponmu road on a daily basis appealing for the quick construction of the road to avoid further disasters

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Also speaking , the former chairman , information village , Adebowale Community Mr Lanre Oluwateru revealed that the community did their best by fixing a portion through communal efforts but was now inadequate as the community now accommodate many people,factories and other companies.

Mr Oluwateru said the road was very important to farmers in Aponmu , Ita Oniyan and other farming communities to transport their produce.

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