No fewer than 10 people has been reported dead in Nyanya, Abuja, following a multiple road accident that happened at about 9. 30 am on Friday, leaving several others with various degree of injuries.
It was gathered that the accident happened along Nyanya Tipper Garage, involving a truck belonging to a drink company and two others belonging to a construction company.
According to an eye witness the accident was caused by brake failure on the part of a truck heavily loaded with gravel and was descending the Kugbo hill.
“The truck lost control and hit several other vehicles. ” It was at that process that the second truck, which was equally loaded with gravel brushed the soft drink truck, which was well loaded with crates of drinks and some other vehicles and fell inside Tipper Garage and empty its content”.
Confirming the accident, Nyanya Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission ( FRSC) , Mr. Micheal Agu said the actual number of the casualties could not be ascertained, as rescue operation was still on going. According to him, many people were affected and they have been rushed to both Nyanya General Hospital and the Asokoro District Hospital.
As at the time of filing those reports mvisited the scene of the accident there was free flow of vehicles, FRSC officials, soldiers, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Vehicle Inspector Officers (VIO), have taken over traffic of the area. The scene was left with badly damaged Sienna cars, a coast bus and about five cars and the trucks involved in the accident, were still at the scene causing heavy traffic jam on both sides of the road for several hours.