Accident Claims 12 Lives


An accident involving an 18-seater Hiace bus with registration number BN SG 335 Makurdi and a trailer with registration number BN 25A09 have claimed 12 lives near the NYSC  Orientation Camp, Wannune along Gboko Road, Benue State.

According to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Tarka Division , Mrs. Helen Simon who confirmed the tragic incident said three persons who survived the ghastly accident are  receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Makurdi while corpses of those who lost their lives have been  deposited at Saint Christopher Clinic Mortuary, Wanunne and General Hospital Mortuary, Gboko.

When P.M.NEWS visited the scene of the accident, the bus involved was damaged beyond recognition while the trailer’s front compartment had minor damages and was still at the scene of the accident with various items belonging to the victims littering the ground.

P.M.NEWS was also told that the driver of the tr4ailer, Mr. Abdulahi who reported the matter to the Police at Wannune said the bus belonging to Pleasure Travels Company,  left its lane to the opposing lane, and that he made concerted effort to evade the bus but to no avail as it hit the trailer which dragged the bus resulting in the unfortunate accident which led to the loss of human lives.

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Meanwhile, the Management of Pleasure Travels Company in a statement, blamed the driver of the trailer for causing the accident.

They maintained that the driver of the trailer was responsible for the accident.

By Ubong George/Makurdi

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