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Eyewitnesses said the  victim, who was riding a motorcycle, was also carrying a woman on the back seat. The passenger was reportedly flung away by the impact of the collision.She was said to be in a critical condition and had been taken to an unknown hospital in the state.It was further learnt that the bus driver, after seeing the extent of the damage, removed his uniform and fled the scene.The vehicle passengers also took to their heels to avoid reprisals by soldiers.A mechanic, Taiwo Akindele, said the accident was caused by the bad state of the bridge.He said, “The accident happened around 7.30am. It involved a red LAGBUS with number ‘30’ written on the body. It did not have a number plate.“The driver was on top speed, not knowing the bridge was dilapidated. As he approached a bad spot on the bridge, the vehicle began to swerve dangerously towards the left of the bridge.“But the driver turned the steering and the soldier, who was on a motorcycle, was pinned to the railing of the bridge. As the bus driver strived to control it, the bus dragged the soldier and cut through his bowel. He died on the spot.”

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