Sallah Tragedy: At Least 15 Killed In Gas Tanker Accident In Niger State

Published 2 months ago by: success Xenab
at 12:42 PM, 13/08/2019 (2 months ago)

(8107 | Hero) (m)


At least 15 people lost their lives yesterday at the popular Dakwa junction in Madalla Niger State, on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja in an accident involving a gas tanker, a Sharon car and several tricycles popularly called Keke Marwa.

Witnesses, among them an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) drafted to accident scene on rescue mission, told New Telegraph that the accident, which occurred about 2.50p.m., was triggered by loss of control on the side of the tanker driver.

The tanker driver, the FRSC official said, had successfully dodged a cyclist (an okada rider) who suddenly crossed highway from the opposite direction.

He explained that while the tanker driver was able to dodge the cyclist, he lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a stationed Sharon car with unspecified number of passengers. All the passengers, including the driver, died.

The tanker, he added, crushed several tricycles parked on the roadside with their operators and passengers inside.

New Telegraph counted five badly damaged tricycles and a makeshift shop which was severely destroyed by the truck.

A witness said: “You know this spot is notorious for truck accidents. The truck, which we later discovered to be carrying gas, was heading to Kaduna Road from probably inside Abuja. An okada rider, with a female passenger, crossed from the opposite direction. He crossed from in between Eco Bank and Oando filling station. The tanker driver dodged him, but lost control of the tanker in the process. The Sharon space bus parked with passengers by roadside was crushed. It went down further the slope crushing several tricycles waiting for passengers.”

The victims’ bodies had been evacuated to the morgue of the General Hospital, Suleja, while the injured were admitted at the same hospital for treatment.

The spot, the Madalla market axis, is notorious for accidents. There had been attempts in the past by Niger State government to relocate the weekly market to a safer location but it never worked out.

Problem with this article? Please contact us



Baye77 at 12:49 PM, 13/08/2019 (2 months ago)
(4724 | Gistmaniac) Online (m)

May God have mercy on the dead and heal the injured
Reply
Slimchery at 01:03 PM, 13/08/2019 (2 months ago)
(3410 | Gistmaniac) (m)

FreeSoworeNow and that is my only concern in Nigeria because Sowore is a man that want the best for his people no matter the risk he sees ahead 
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. ikpotokin on: POSTED WITH MOBILE APP
    you are an idiot with your fake posts... 18 mins ago
  2. KingPharoah on: President Buhari Depart Abuja Today To Attend A 3-Day Russia-Africa Summit In Sochi, Russia.
    He's going again, always the first when it comes to travelling & will they ask him question... 19 mins ago
  3. Baye77 on: Davido's Latest Babymama, Chioma Shares First Video From Hospital Bed After Delivery
    Posters, u guys are confusing us here...I thought u guys called chioma "Davodo's wife"... 28 mins ago
  4. amasan1 on: Headies Organisers Gets Backlash For Allowing Barred BBnaija Housemate,Tacha To Give Awards
    [quote author=amasan1 link=topic=403945.msg5580112#msg5580112 date=1571685224] Two concerned Nigeria... 31 mins ago
  5. dopygenius on: Soldiers Kill Student For Insulting Their Colleague’s Girlfriend
    Nigeria is a useless country take it or live it,it should be wiped out from existence, how can a use... 39 mins ago