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12 die, 30 injured in Plateau road ghastly auto crash

At least twelve persons lost their lives on Thursday during a ghastly auto crash in Nigeria’s middle belt State of Plateau.

Another 30 motorists reportedly sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident.

The accident which involved a truck happened at Hawan-Kibo community in Riyom Local Government Area of the State.

It was gathered that the articulated vehicle was laden with bags of grains and human beings and was descending a hill on the deplorable road when it suffered a brake failure and crashed into a ditch in the afternoon

According to eyewitnesses, the trailer, which was moving out of Jos, crashed, it spilt its contents in the ditch, leaving many of the victims dead on the spot.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Plateau State, Mr Godwin Alphonsus, confirmed the accident in Jos on Thursday evening.

The sector commander said, “It was a lone crash. The trailer was carrying bags of grains and human beings. It had a brake failure and crashed into a ditch while ascending a hill.

“The accident happened in the afternoon on Thursday.”

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