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Pandemonium As Motorist Collapses, Dies In Fuel Queue

There was pandemonium at a fuel station in Oluyole Estate in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State, when a yet-to-be-identified man slumped and died while queueing up to purchase petrol on Thursday, December 29.

There has been a scarcity of petrol in most parts of the country.

According to reports, other motorists who were scampering to purchase the product got to know the man had passed on when he couldn’t move his car as the queue progressed.

The deceased had rested his head on the steering of his car with registration number AKD 878 GP, giving the impression that he was sleeping. Motorists behind him pressed their car horns to alert him to move forward but there was no movement. This made them come down from their vehicles in order to ‘wake him up.’ It was at this point that it was discovered that he was unconscious.

A source said, “The man’s identity is still unknown. He looked like an Alhaji and was sitting in his car with one leg on the pedal while the other on the ground with his door opened.”

The manager of the station, who asked to be identified only as Mr Joseph, said the case had been reported to the police, and the body taken away.

The victim’s car has been moved to the nearest police station, while his corpse has been deposited in a morgue.

The state police command is yet to comment on this development.


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