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Auto crash kills 6, injures 16 in Gombe

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An accident killed six persons on Friday morning at Jekadefari in Gombe, the capital of Gombe State.

The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Felix Theman, revealed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Friday.

He said that the accident, which involved a trailer conveying 27 cows, also caused injuries to 16 other persons.

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According to him, the driver lost control of the vehicle and plunged into a ditch.

“The crash that happened this morning was a lone crash involving a trailer carrying 27 cows; the crash occurred on Abacha Road, Jekadefari,” he said.

Theman added that the dead bodies had been taken to a mortuary in Gombe, while the injured were taken to a hospital for medical attention.

He said that the trailer driver used a road not meant for trailers, as the state government had banned heavy-duty vehicles from plying the road.

He, therefore, urged drivers of articulated vehicles to always be careful.

He also advised the state residents to prevent their children from playing on tarred roads to reduce accidents.

The FRSC sector commander said that an investigation is ongoing to find out if the person driving the trailer was the actual driver of the vehicle.


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