A petrol tanker has been set ablaze for reportedly knocking down a yet-to-be identified youth at the NPA Expressway, near Effurun Roundabout in Uvwie Local Government Area.

DRTV News gathered that the incident happened on Thursday morning close to the popular Delta Mall in the roundabout.

Residents said the victim maybe one of those who hid under the guise of the protest but did not return home and decided to collect money from motorists, especially tanker drivers plying the route.

It was also gathered that the victim climbed one of the tankers and fell down but an incoming truck, which may not have seen him, crushed him to death.

Angry boys in the area reportedly set the truck on fire.

However, security operatives have been drafted to the area to ensure the situation does not escalate.

It was gathered that orders have been issued for an ambulance to take the deceased to a morgue while efforts were on to meet with the bereaved family. As at the time of this report the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, could not be reached to comment on the incident.

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