Five Die As Two Vehicles Collide In Nasarawa

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Five persons have lost their lives after a fatal accident along the Akwanga/Lafia highway in Nasarawa state.

The head-on collision involved a Toyota Hilux truck belonging to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Makurdi office and a commercial vehicle.

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Confirming the accident and number of casualties, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa state, Bola Longe said that the accident which occurred on Saturday morning was a collision between a Federal Government DPR truck with Reg. Number DPR 18B-19FG and a green Sharon Volkswagen with Reg. number: ABUJA KWL 820 AJ.

He added that the DPR vehicle was heading to Abuja before the incident happened and the injured persons are currently at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi receiving treatment.

Two Children Killed As Car Ploughs Into Nursery In Japan

Police remove vehicles from the scene after a car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children leaving at least four of them critically injured at a crossing in Otsu, Shiga prefecture on May 8, 2019. Police said the car veered onto the pavement after making “contact” with another larger vehicle that was turning at the junction. JIJI PRESS / AFP

 

A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan’s Shiga region on Wednesday, killing two toddlers and injuring others, with one still in critical condition, police said.

Police said the car veered onto the pavement after making “contact” with another larger vehicle that was turning at a junction in Otsu City.

The accident killed a girl and a boy, both two years old, a police spokesman told AFP.

“The (smaller) car rammed into a group of 13 nursery school children and three teachers who were walking on the pavement,” the police said in a statement.

A police spokesman said others in the group suffered injuries but declined to give further details. One remained in critical condition, a police spokesman told AFP.

There were no immediate details on the teachers.

The children and their teachers were on the pavement near a crossing when the small vehicle crashed into them.

Japanese nursery schools regularly take children to the local park for playtime or out on short excursions during the day.

“We’re very shocked and terribly saddened by this ghastly accident,” the company operating the nursery said in a statement on their Facebook page.

“We are truly sorry, thinking of the future of the children who passed away.”

Footage on local media in the aftermath of the accident showed one car had veered up off the road and onto the pavement. A second car that appeared to have been damaged in a crash could be seen still on the road.

Police said they had arrested the drivers of both cars – two women aged 52 and 62.

Brazil’s Copacabana Car Accident Kills Baby, Injures 17

An injured man is taken away by stretcher at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 18, 2018. At least 11 people were injured by a car that drove up onto Copacabana’s tourist-packed seafront promenade in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.
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A car ploughed into a crowd on Rio de Janeiro’s tourist-packed Copacabana seaside promenade on Thursday, killing a baby and injuring 17 people, authorities said, with the driver telling investigators he suffered a seizure.

The black car, its windshield shattered and the front caved in, came to rest on the beach where some of the injured were frantically being treated.

The Rio de Janeiro health secretariat told AFP that a nine-month-old baby girl was killed and 17 people injured in the crash.

The driver “lost control of his vehicle, which went up on the sidewalk of the promenade” and was taken for questioning, police said.

“The driver explained at the police station that he had an epileptic seizure, and anti-epileptic drugs were found in his vehicle,” a military police colonel told AFP.

The early-evening incident happened while many people including tourists were enjoying the long promenade during the summer holidays.

Witnesses described chaotic scenes with badly injured victims waiting in agony for treatment.

“There was an injured child, I think he had a broken leg,” Roberto Miguel, who works at a beachside restaurant, told AFP. “One man passed out too, another man had a broken leg and there was also a woman with a leg covered in blood.”

Miguel said an angry crowd gathered around the car.

“He (the driver) stayed in the car until the police arrived and when he got out he was safe and fine,” he said.

Cristo Forfinol, another beachside restaurant employee, said many injured victims had long waits to be treated, despite the crash occurring at one of Rio’s star attractions.

“What shocked me was that the ambulances and the medics arrived more than 45 minutes later. There were people and children in pain and the rescue services came really late,” he told AFP.

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Kogi Governor Involved In Ghastly Car Crash

The Kogi state Governor, Idris Wada was on Friday seriously injured in an auto crash.

The Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada

The governor was initially rushed to the Emergency Ward of the Kogi State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja after the accident, which occurred on the bad Lokoja – Ajaokuta expressway, around Salem University.

Mr Wada and his convoy were returning from an official assignment and were close to Lokoja, the state capital before the accident occurred.

The governor’s Aide-de-Camp (ADC) died instantly at the scene of the accident.