No fewer than eight individuals had been confirmed to have misplaced their lives in a highway accident that occurred on Thursday in Taraba State.
The lone accident, RexGists learnt, occurred alongside Iware / Wukari freeway. It concerned an 18-seater Toyota bus.
Confirming the incident, the Police Command, via its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Usman Abdullahi stated the accident was attributable to a tyre burst.
The tyre burst, based on him, the driving force of the automobile misplaced management and it somersaulted a number of instances.
Whereas seven of the passengers died on the spot, the opposite one, based on him, gave up the ghost whereas being rushed to hospital for medicine.
One out of the 9 passengers was additionally confirmed to have sustained varied levels of accidents and is presently present process therapy on the emergency ward of the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.
The automobile was stated to have left Jalingo, the State capital heading to Enugu State when the ill-fated accident occurred.
Additionally confirming the report, an officer of the Federal Street Security Fee blamed the accident on over rushing.
He urged drivers to all the time cut back their velocity limits and make sure that their autos had been in good situation.