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FRSC confirms 2 dead, 4 injured in autocrash

10 April 2013, 07:23

Suleja - Two person were killed and four others injured when a fully-loaded articulated vehicle rammed into a stationary bus at Suleja Old Garage in Niger, on Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), gathered that the articulated vehicle had a break failure while heading to the centre of Suleja from the General Hospital area at about 9:50 am.

A source said that when the driver noticed the situation he ordered his assistant to alight and alert the public on the impeding problem.

According to eyewitness account, the action of the driver’s assistant helped in reducing the level of carnage as commuters and motorists escaped before the truck rammed into the parked buses by the road side.

The eyewitness said a motorcyclist and a passenger in the parked commercial buses were killed instantly while four others sustained various degrees of injuries.

He said that the injured persons were rushed to the Suleja General Hospital.

Mr Edwin Nwokike, the Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Suleja, confirmed the incident and attributed the accident to break failure of the articulated vehicle.

He said the commission had not identified the two deceased male persons whose corpses were deposited at the Suleja General Hospital.

Nwokike said the commission had towed the vehicles to Suleja Police Station to ease vehicular movement on the busy Suleja-Abuja Road.



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