Nigerian Twitter Reacts To Death Of Students After Trailer Carrying Election Rice Failed
According to the reports, about 20 people have been confirmed dead after a trailer rammed into a roadside market at Iworoko Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
The trailer, reports say, was carrying rice sponsored by Senator Tayo Alasoadura.
A bus carrying passengers was also involved in the accident as the truck crushed the bus before it rammed into the market.
In reaction to the news, Nigerians on Twitter are using the hashtag #EkitiMourns to express their sadness:
— IG: Omope Abdul Azeez (@Iam_Abdulaxis) January 12, 2019
See the tweets below:
#EkitiMourns my thoughts and prayers with the family of the victims 🙏🏾 So sad 😞💔💔
— NOMALI 🐍 (@dotmanofficial) January 13, 2019
More than 20 people gone this night in my village. Called my Dad earlier he say they are save…. But he can’t say the same for mummy idayat and some other folks. This is heart wrenching.
Say a prayer for my people. #EkitiMourns
— Captain Awesome (@salamson01) January 12, 2019
Some pple will be thanking God for not being at the market at the time,what abt those that were affectd,imagine sitting at the barbers shop nd being crushd,nbdy deserves this kind of avoidable deaths. #ekitimourns
— AJIRI (@sam09young) January 13, 2019
I feel so sad that over 20 people are now dead as #EkitiMourns deaths from a truck carrying “election rice”
Look at the picture on the bag, That’s one of our problems. He should be held partly responsible for this sad and avoidable tragedy
May the dead rest in peace – Amen. https://t.co/5ieou4Oq1T
— #IamDejiAdeyanjuThe Seeker (@The_Seeker76) January 13, 2019
I have seen people politicizing the fatal accident that happened in iworoko because the rice found in the trailer was branded with Sen. Alasoadura’s banner.
No.. Pls its enough.. The brake failed.. He lost control..
Pray for the family of the deceased..#EkitiMourns
— SPECIAL ADVISER TO YOUR CREATOR🚶🏼 (@SheunDam) January 12, 2019