Road crash in Plateau, 12dies many injured

Road crash in Plateau, 12dies many injured

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Road crash in Plateau, 12dies many injured

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Road crash in Plateau, 12dies many injured. On Thursday, 12 people were reported deceased and 30 others were injured in a trailer accident in the Hawan-Kibo town in Plateau State’s Riyom Local Government Area.

According to reports, the articulated vehicle was filled with grain sacks and people and was descending a hill on the deteriorated road when it fell into a ditch.

According to eyewitnesses, when the trailer, which was leaving Jos, overturned, its contents spilled into the ditch, killing many of the victims on the spot.

Mr Godwin Alphonsus, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Plateau state, confirmed the accident to PUNCH Online in Jos on Thursday.

He said, “It was a lone crash. The trailer was carrying bags of grains and human beings. It had a brake failure and crashed into a ditch while ascending a hill. The accident happened in the afternoon on Thursday.

“Our men in Hawan-Kibo have been attempting to rescue the victims since then.” According to the statistics, 11 people perished on the scene, while 30 others were rescued and sent to the hospital.

“Only this evening, I learnt that one of the injured victims has also given up, bringing the number of deceased persons to 12.”

The sector commander urged motorists to be extra cautious when driving.

He stated that situations in which vehicles designed to carry loads are also filled with people should be avoided at all costs.

“We’ve always warned them to avoid transporting anyone with their loads. This is quite dangerous, and passengers should avoid entering such cars for their own safety,” he says.

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