Truck, Tanker Accident Causes Gridlock On Kara Axis Of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A Tuesday morning accident has caused gridlock at the Kara axis along the Lagos Ibadan expressway.

The accident which involved two articulated vehicles, a truck and a tanker, kept motorists squeezing out as the lanes become narrow due to the obstruction.

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Members of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and police were on the ground to ease and direct motorists who slowly navigated their way out of the gridlock.

Also, efforts are also on to evacuate the tanker from the scene.

 

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Army Investigates Truck Accident Which Killed Toddler, Student In Yobe

 

The Nigerian Army has set up a board of inquiry to unravel the circumstances that led to the truck accident which killed two persons in Yobe State.

The Assistant Director of Army Public Relations Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Captain Njoka Irabor, disclosed in a statement made available to reporters on Monday in Damaturu, the state capital.

This comes a day after a military truck has crushed a tricycle rider, killing a 19-year-old student of Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, and a baby while three others were injured.

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Eyewitnesses claimed that the incident occurred as a result of a violation of traffic light either by the truck or the tricycle.

However, acting Commander of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Ibrahim Ali, commiserated with the families of the victims.

“The unfortunate accident is highly regrettable, especially that precious lives were lost – a toddler and a female student of the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu lost their lives.

“The sector wishes to use this medium to express our deepest sympathy in this trying time to the families of the deceased and also to wish other victims who are still recuperating in the hospital speedy recovery,” the statement said.

According to it, a delegation from the sector has since paid a condolence visit to the deceased families and those who sustained injuries.

22 Killed, 10 Injured In DR Congo Mining Truck Accident

 

At least 22 people were killed and 10 wounded when a mining truck overturned in southeast DR Congo on Friday, police said.

The truck had many passengers on board when it tipped over at Mutetenya village in Tanganyika province, DR Congo’s national police said on Twitter.

“All the cargo of cassiterite (a mineral source of tin) spilled down the steep slope,” it added, giving a provisional death toll of 22.

The truck had been travelling from the town of Manono to Lubumbashi, the mining capital of the country.

The truck “hit a big rock before rolling”, said Pierre Mukamba, the administrator of the mineral-rich Manono territory.

The vehicle is owned by the Mining Mineral Resources (MMR), an Indian company registered in Tanzania.

Deadly traffic accidents are common in the vast, poor central African country, where the mostly dirt roads are poorly maintained.

Lacking cars or public transport, many people jump on board long-haul cargo trucks in often risky conditions to travel across the country.

Four Feared Killed In Abuja Truck Accident

The scene of the accident involving a truck in Abuja. (Photo Credit: Stanley Nlem)

 

Four persons including the driver of a truck were on Wednesday feared killed in an accident in Wuse area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

An eyewitness told Channels Television that the accident occurred after the truck carrying sand veered off the road to hit a pillar under Banex Bridge.

The truck was reportedly trying to avoid the scene of an earlier accident involving a white Toyota Hilux and a green cab which attracted a crowd and traffic officials.

The truck driver and its passenger were reported to have died on the spot.

 

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