Nine dead, 10 injured in Abuja auto accident


Nine persons have been confirmed dead, with 10 others sustaining various degrees of injuries in an accident along Yangoji-Abaji road of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), confirmed.

Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, in a statement, explained that the accident occurred at about 6:05am on Saturday.

He said it involved a Toyota Hiace Bus, with vehicle registration number KTG-450 KQ and Howo Sino truck along Yangoji-Abaji road.

According to the Corps Public Education Officer, the bus crashed into a stationary trailer while it was coming from Osun State, heading to Katsina State.

He explained that the two vehicles involved in the accident were commercial.

According to him, “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 FRSC recovered N3,170, six bags and 4 different mobile phones.”

He added that the nine corpses were deposited at the mortuary in the General hospital, Kwali and that the Nigeria Police Force, Kwali division, has taken over the investigation.

He said that Dauda Biu, the Acting Corps Marshal, explained that the crashes resulted from dangerous overtaking and eventual loss of control.

According to the Acting Corps Marshal, crashes at night were more fatal than others in the daytime.

He assured that the corps would constantly engage the motoring public through aggressive awareness and sensitisation campaigns until the desired result was achieved of having an accident-free society.

He advised vehicle owners to avoid road crashes, especially at night by ensuring that their vehicles were put in order before they put them on the road.

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