Truck Crushes Nine To Death in Adamawa
The incident happened on Wednesday morning at Viniklang, a densely populated community in Girei local government area, near the state capital, Yola.
“The incident happened around the Viniklang Junction along the Yola-Mubi highway just after the Jimeta bridge,” the witness said.
According to report, the Viniklang Junction, located at the point in the Yola-Mubi highway where the Viniklang main street forms a T-junction with the highway, is usually a busy spot, especially in the morning when people leave for work and in the early evening when people return home.
Another witness said he observed that the tipper driver, who was moving towards Yola, must have tried to minimise casualty when he noticed that his brake had failed, by turning to the left side of the road where there were fewer people at the time of the incident.
It was gathered from dependable security officials at the scene of the accident that nine people died while six others sustained
One of the officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) at the scene who pleaded anonymity confirmed the death of nine people.