The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Nasarawa on Monday confirmed an accident which occurred off the hill popularly called ‘Be Careful, ‘Many have gone’, along Akwanga-Lafia highway, where a cement laden truck, allegedly with Dangote marks, lost control and crushed other vehicles, a ‘Boxer’, and ‘Sharon’, killing 11 persons instantly. The accident shows one may still die, even when very careful.
The FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Ismaila Maiwada-Kugu who confirmed the incident in Lafia, also noted the involvement of a motorcycle, added that four other persons also sustained serious injuries.
Specifically, the accident took place at a place in Wowyen village, on the outskirts of Akwanga Local Government area, around 10.25 am on Monday.
“Three vehicles and 15 people were also involved in the accident. Four persons were injured while 11 persons were killed. The vehicles are, one ‘Boxer’, one ‘Sharon’, one motorcycle and one heavy duty trailer,” he said.
Maiwada-Kugu said FRSC officials on learning of the incident swiftly moved to the scene to attend and evacuate those affected to the nearest hospital.
“Our officers and men have gone there and attended to those affected. Information I received is that the trailer landed on one of the vehicles preventing occupants from coming out of the vehicle as they were trapped inside,” he said.
Maiwada-Kugu appealed to drivers to always be cautious especially when on high speed or about to overtake other vehicles ahead of them so as to prevent unfortunate accidents.