Many persons have been feared dead in an accident involving some members of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) while coming from a burial in Gboko, Benue State on Thursday.
Eye witness account disclosed that, “The vehicle was in motion when it suddenly lost control, veered off the road and hit a tree."
Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Benue State, Yakubu Mohammed, told newsmen in Makurdi that the accident occurred at a distance of one kilometre close to the NYSC camp in Wannune in Tarka Local Government Area of the state.
Mohammed said, “Only one vehicle was involved in the crash, a Toyota Hiace. There were 19 people in the vehicle out of which 18 are females and one male adult.
“So, the number of injured persons is 15 while the number of those who were killed is four. Both the injured and the dead have been taken to St. Christopher Hospital and NKST Hospital, both in Annunne,” he said.
Mohammed blamed the cause of the accident on overspeeding, as the driver lost control of the wheel and rammed against a tree.
He urges motorists to adhere strictly to traffic rules to avoid accidents.
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