Nineteen individuals on Sunday misplaced their lives in an accident on the Gwagwalada-Lokoja Freeway Street space of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Federal Street Security Corps spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, in an announcement, mentioned the performing Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, confirmed that 19 victims have been burnt to dying, including that eight different individuals, who sustained accidents in the course of the accident, had been rushed to the hospital for remedy.
He mentioned the accident concerned three autos together with two Toyota Hiace buses with quantity plates MUB- 30 LG and DWR-985 XJ and an articulated car.
The assertion learn, “The Toyota Hiace Bus with quantity plate, MUB- 30 LG, which was on a excessive velocity crashed right into a Citroen trailer on movement and instantly went into flames thereby burning your complete occupants of the car to dying.
“In the identical vein, the second bus additionally crashed into the crashed bus from behind and likewise caught hearth. One of many Buses was mentioned to have transited all the best way from Takai, Kano State, heading to Benin, Edo State.
“Whereas the Citroen trailer loaded with rooster feed from Zaria, Kaduna State was on its method to ship the commodities in Akwa Ibom State.
“The rescue operations have been collectively carried out by the mixed groups of Zebra 6 Yangoji and patrol groups of the Nigeria Police Power. The injured victims have been rescued and brought to Rhema Hospital, Kwali, whereas one of many male corpses was deposited on the Kwali Common Hospital Mortuary.
“Nonetheless, the 19 corpses burnt past recognition which have been trapped within the car have been extricated by rescue operatives of the Zebra 6 Yangoji.”
Biu suggested commuters to all the time keep away from extreme velocity and be certain that their journey falls inside day time in order to minimise the extent of casualties recorded because of evening journeys.
In one other growth, two motorcyclists and a passenger, on Sunday, misplaced their lives throughout an accident involving two motorcyclists alongside the Warewa finish of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the industrial motorcyclists have been driving in opposition to the site visitors inward Ogun when the accident occurred.
Confirming the accident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abímbola Oyeyemi, mentioned the 2 motorcyclists died on the spot whereas the passenger died throughout remedy in hospital.
“A motorcyclist was driving one-way and collided with one other motorbike which was driving on the appropriate means. The 2 riders died on the spot however a passenger who was amongst them died on the hospital.”
In one other growth in Lagos State, no fewer than 5 individuals narrowly escaped dying in an accident that occurred at Dolphin Property, within the Ikoyi space of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the accident which occurred on Sunday afternoon, concerned two black Toyota Camry vehicles with quantity plate KJA-862GW and LND-765HB.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Visitors Administration Authority, Taofik Adebayo, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
He mentioned, “The accident occurred within the Ikoyi space of Lagos State. It concerned two autos, and 5 individuals who have been significantly injured have been taken to the hospital for intensive care.
“Our males have been deployed to handle the site visitors there. We implore motorists coming from that axis to be affected person whereas our males handle the state of affairs.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, additionally confirmed the incident, saying no dying was recorded within the accident.