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16 die, 83 injured in truck accident conveying PDP supporters in Plateau – FRSC

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16 die, 83 injured in truck accident conveying PDP supporters in Plateau – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said 16 persons died and 83 sustained various degrees of injury in the truck accident involving PDP supporters in Plateau.

The FRSC said that the truck was conveying 99 supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) when it crashed on Saturday evening at Jwak, Panyam District of Mangu Local Government Area of the state. 

Mr Peter Longsan, the FRSC Public Enlightenment Officer in Plateau, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Jos.

The PDP supporters were returning from the party’s zonal rally held in Pankshin.  

”It was a lone crash involving a truck conveying people from a political campaign rally of the PDP.

”99 people were involved, 16 people, mainly adult males were killed in the crash, while 83 sustained various degrees of injury.

”The unfortunate incident occurred as a result of excessive speeding and overloading, which led to the loss of control that resulted in the crash,” he said.

Longsan explained that the Pankshin Unit Command of the FRSC swiftly responded to the incident, and with the support of passersby and volunteers, moved the injured to hospitals at Panyam and Mangu town, where they are currently receiving treatment.

He added the bodies of the deceased persons were deposited at Mangu General Hospital, Panyam General Hospital, and Nissi Private Hospital, all in Mangu local government area.

Longsan advised motorists in the state to desist from speeding, overloading, dangerous overtaking and ensure that vehicles are used for the purpose it was designed for.

He also called on motorists, particularly commercial drivers, to install speed limit devices on their vehicles to avert similar accidents.

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Tragedy: 2 die in early morning accident in Akure

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Tragedy: 2 die in early morning accident in Akure

Tragedy struck at dawn on Wednesday in Akure, when a commercial motorcyclist conveying a passenger to the hospital crashed into a stationary truck resulting in the death of the two.

The accident, which occurred at 5.45 a.m., on the Airport Road, Oba-Ile in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, later attracted motorists, commercial motorcyclists, and passersby who gathered to mourn the loss.

A source, who did not want his name mentioned, told the newsmen that the accident occurred opposite the residence of Chief Olu Falae in Akure.

The source said that a truck owned by a block-making industry broke down beside the road two days ago, but was not moved.

“The commercial motorcyclist who was coming from the Oba-Ile axis and going to Akure at full speed hit the stationary vehicle,” the source said.

Another source said that the commercial motorcyclist came to Oba-Ile from Akure to convey a passenger, who was ill, to the hospital before the tragedy occurred.

“The commercial motorcyclist was one of our colleagues living in Akure. He came to pick up a brother, who had been sick for some time, to the hospital.

“The motorcycle did not have any lights and the rider only used a touch to illuminate the darkness before the accident happened

“The commercial motorcyclist and his passenger died on the spot after hitting the truck in spite of the ‘C caution’ and some blocks placed on the road,” the source said.

SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ondo State, who confirmed the incident, said that the corpses had been deposited at the morgue at the specialist hospital, Akure.

Odunlami-Omisanya advised motorists to always exercise caution whenever they were behind the wheel.

“What happened was that the stationary vehicle was parked on the roadside because it had a mechanical fault. It was the commercial motorcyclist that ran into the vehicle.

“Everybody needs to be careful. I cannot, however, confirm whether the motorcyclist was at high speed or not,” the PPRO said.

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1 shot as Police, Traders Clash in Lagos Alaba Rago Market

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One person was on Tuesday shot, during a clash between police and traders at Alaba Rago market, in Ojo area of Lagos State.

Eye witness told the Maritime First that trouble started after police officers from Okokomaiko Division stormed the market to effect the arrest of a suspect and were resisted by traders.

The police it learnt, felt taken aback by traders bent on preventing them from carrying out what they saw as legitimate duty.

The din and din-dong had actually continued, and this eventually resulted into a violent clash, during which one person sustained a gunshot injury.

The Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.

He said that the police, who went to the market to arrest a suspect, shot in a bid to retreat from the attack.

“The policemen of Okokomaiko Division today went into Alaba Rago market to effect arrest of a suspect but came under heavy attack from a large number of traders.

“In a bid to tactically retreat from the armed mob attack, one of the officers fired his weapon, resulting in a fatal injury to one of the attackers.

“A detailed investigation has commenced into the immediate and remote causes of the incident,” he said.

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One dead, another rescued with injury in Lagos tanker accident

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One dead, another rescued with injury in Lagos tanker accident- Maritime First Newspaper

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service says one person died and another rescued with injury from a fallen tanker at Otto Wharf Bus Stop, Apapa – Oshodi Expressway, Mile 2, Lagos.

The Director of the service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye, confirmed the incident, on Sunday.

Adeseye said that the incident happened at about 4:02 a.m. on Sunday involving a 45,000 litres tanker loaded with diesel, heading towards Oshodi from Apapa area.

She said that the tanker on motion reportedly fell on a stationed towing van while negotiating its way out of barriers introduced by unidentified tolls collectors on Apapa road.

“The resultant accident was mitigated by the Sari-Iganmu fire crew of the service. However, two male adults were involved. One was rescued alive with varying degrees of injury to the nearest hospital and the other recovered dead,” she said.

The Director said the tanker and towing van have been evacuated from the road.

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