Four die in Benue auto crash


 

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Benue State, Yakubu Mohammed, has confirmed the death of four persons in a road accident.

Mohammed said the accident occurred on Thursday in Makurdi at 11:48 a.m. at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, Wannune, in Tarka Local Government Area of the state.

He said that 15 persons were injured in the accident.

He said that both the injured and the dead had been taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital and NKST Hospital, both in Wannune.

“Only one vehicle was involved, a Toyota Hiace which was conveying 19 people.

“Out of the number 18 persons are females and one male adult.

“The cause of the accident is speeding,” Mohammed said.

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