A soldier and others died after a fatal road accident in Abuja
Four persons, including a soldier, died on Friday in multiple road accidents at Nyanya on the Abuja-Keffi road, Abuja. The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps , Mr. Bisi Kazeem, said 19 vehicles and a motorcycle were involved in the incident.
According to him, the dead comprised three males and one female, while nine of the injured are males. He said the accident was caused by brake failure, loss of concentration and speed violation.
Witnesses had earlier told the News Agency of Nigeria that trouble started when the motorcycle rider hit one of the cars, which was being driven by a woman.
“The woman came out of her car and held the motorcycle rider, that he must fix her vehicle.
“During the argument, a trailer, descending the slope on top speed, lost control and rammed into other vehicles held in traffic at the scene.
“The woman, motorcycle rider and the soldier who was there to make peace, died instantly after they were crushed by the trailer,” a witness who identified himself as Osita, said.
According Kazeem, a combined team of rescue personnel from the FRSC, National Emergency Management Agency, Army, police and Lifeline Ambulance arrived the scene four minutes after the accident.
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