Six people have been confirmed dead in a truck accident in Gombe state on Tuesday.
The accident involved multiple vehicles around the Bypass area of the state, after an open truck said to belong to Dangote trucks experienced brake failure.
The truck was said to be conveying ceiling sheets.The truck had rammed into other vehicles and in the process knocked them into a nearby canal.
According to Punchng, an eyewitness, Julaibib Musa, who spoke to our correspondent narrated how the incident happened.
He said “The accident happened a few minutes ago. It was the Dangote truck that started brushing an 18-seater bus, with LAG Agege 814 plate number, with three passengers and tricycles into the canal.”
Another survivor who identified himself as Mubarak said “After dropping passengers, I tried to take a U-turn when I saw the truck approaching. Before I could do anything the truck was about to hit me, it was then I tried to divert my tricycle to avoid been crushed,”
The deputy commissioner of police DCP Nasiru Mohammed, who confirmed the accident saying it was a terrible occurrence.
The accident is said to be the third within six months around the same spot.
Rescue efforts were ongoing as of the time of filing this report by the joint effort of Police, FRSC, and Red cross.
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