Auto Crash: Eight injured and 19 killed in car accident on Yangoli-Gwagwalada highway


Auto Crash: Eight injured and 19 killed in car accident on Yangoli-Gwagwalada highway

In a car accident that happened on the Yangoli-Gwagwalada route in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday, 19 persons lost their lives and eight others suffered serious injuries.

When he arrived on the scene, Mr. Dauda Biu, the acting Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the incident.

Two Toyota Hiace buses with the license plates MUB- 30 LG and DWR-985 XJ, as well as an articulated vehicle, were engaged in the incident, according to Biu.

He emphasized that 31 persons, including 11 men and one woman, were engaged in the tragedy and that 19 of them were burned beyond recognition.

According to Mr. Dauda Biu, eight of the victims—seven men and one woman—suffered injuries of varying severity, while 19 others were burned beyond recognition.

According to him, the crash's primary reasons were exceeding the speed limit and improperly overtaking, both of which led to a loss of control.

He continued by saying that the Toyota Hiace bus, which had the license plate MUB- 30 LG, slammed into the Citroen articulated vehicle and caught fire, killing everyone inside.

He stated that the second bus, which had the Bauchi State license plate, struck the first vehicle from behind and caught fire as well.

He went on to say that the Citroen car was laden with chicken feeds from Zaria in Kaduna State and was traveling to Akwa Ibom, arriving from Takai in Kano State while bound for Benin.

The nineteen corpses were reportedly stuck but freed by rescue workers, according to the Acting Corps Marshal.

Adding that the bodies could not be saved for identification since they had been burned beyond recognition, he verified that police had taken over the investigation and had met with the appropriate authorities for the mass burial of 18 of the mangled remains.

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