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Two Crushed To Death In Abuja Auto Crash

Posted: Aug 4, 2015 at 7:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Nedum Noble –  ABUJA


Two persons were confirmed dead on Monday after a truck ran over them at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling station, Kubwa, along Abuja-Kubwa expressway.

The accident which took place in the early hours of the day was said to have been caused by a driver of an Abuja Urban Mass Transit bus popularly called ‘el-rufai bus’.

An eye witness said the driver of the truck was coming from the city centre and was approaching the Kubwa second gate when he collided with the fully loaded transit bus coming out to the expressway.

“The truck driver was already close to the junction when the driver of the bus suddenly entered the expressway without confirming if the road was free from traffic” he said.

According to him, the trailer, while trying to avoid hitting the fully loaded bus, plunged into a ditch and ran over the two men who were standing by the road side, reading newspaper in front of a newspaper stand.

Daily Independent Metro gathered that the accident immediately caused a heavy traffic jam along the road as security personnel cordoned off the area, while the remains of the deceased were evacuated to a nearby hospital.

When contacted, the Kubwa Divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent Nurrudeen Sabo, confirmed the accident, saying the driver of the bus is currently making statement at the station.