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Underage truck driver rams into cars, kills 10, injures 15 on Jos-Bauchi highway



Ten people have lost their lives and fifteen others hospitalized after a ghastly motor accident involving a trailer truck and six other vehicles along Jos- Bauchi highway.

An eyewitness Bala Sadau, told NAIJAGAZETTE that, the accident occurred at about 8:00am on Thursday at Zakalio/Babale axis along the highway, when a trailer conveying goods to the North-Eastern part of the country suddenly lost control as a result of mechanical problems and rammed into several vehicles.

The eyewitness who disclosed that ten persons died on the spot said the incident caused heavy traffic gridlock along the highway as people living within the vicinity were seen trying to rescue those trapped in the affected vehicles.

When contacted, the State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Alphonso Godwin said the truck driver who was underaged lost control as a result of mechanical deficiency which led to the removal of the vehicle shaft propeller

He said the truck rammed into several vehicles, causing accidents along the highway adding that ten persons lost their lives on the spot while fifteen others sustained fatal injuries.

Godwin further disclosed that those who sustained injuries were taken to the Toro medical centre while the remains of those who died were deposited at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos.

He advised truck owners to always maintain their vehicles, monitor their drivers and as well desist from giving out trucks to their underage boys.

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