A 4-month-old baby fell off the mother’s back as they were travelling on the commercial motorcycle, okada, and got crushed to death by a heavy truck.
The gruesome incident occurred at the Okorodafe Roundabout in Ughelli, Delta State.
An eyewitness of the tragedy said that the child’s mother, one Ese, had been trying to adjust the wrapper with which she strapped the baby to her back while the motorcycle was moving.
Another person, Efemena Okiemute, saw how the baby had suddenly fallen on the middle of the road and had been crushed by a truck, carrying crates of soft drinks.
It would be recalled that Okada is considered a dangerous means of transport by the authorities.