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Nine dead, 10 injured as bus crashes into truck in Abuja

Nine dead, 10 injured as bus crashes into truck in Abuja
September 04
15:57 2022

Nine people have been killed, while 10 others sustained injuries, in an accident that occurred along the Yangoji-Abaji road in the federal capital territory (FCT).

Bisi Kazeem, public education officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday.

According to NAN, Kazeem said the crash, which occurred at about 6:05am on Sunday, involved a Toyota Hiace bus and Howo Sino truck.

He said the bus was coming from Osun state and heading to Katsina, when it crashed into the truck.


“Twenty-two people were involved in the crash. They were all male. Ten were injured and nine were killed. First aid was given to two,” the statement reads.

“The FRSC recovered N3,170, six bags and 4 different mobile phones.

“The rescue was [carried out by a] joint team of Zebra 6 Yangoji, Zebra 6, 16 Abaji, and police. However, the injured victims were rescued to General Hospital, Abaji, by Zebra 16 and police on patrol, while the nine corpses were deposited at mortuary in the General Hospital, Kwali, and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Kwali division, has taken over the investigation.”


Kazeem quoted Dauda Biu, acting FRSC corps marshal, as saying the crash was the result of dangerous overtaking and eventual loss of control.

He said the FRSC would continue to double its efforts to prevent road crashes by constantly engaging the public through awareness and sensitisation campaigns.

He also advised motorists to ensure that their vehicles are in good condition to avoid crashes, especially at night.


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