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Auto Crashes Claims 7 Lives In Nasarawa



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.

Commissioner of police in Nasarawa State, Emmanuel Bola Longe, who confirmed the accident said that the accident which occurred yesterday morning was between a federal government DPR truck with registration number DPR 18B-19FG and a green Sharon Volkswagen with registration number , KWL 820 AJ.

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

In a related development, an accident involving a Toyota Jeep and Sharon, killed two persons at Gwanje, along Jos road, near Akwanga.

The Toyota Jeep with registration number YAB 729JY and SHARON Ford Galaxy with registration  number KUJ 64 AY, killed two persons.

The public education (PE) officer of Akwanga unit of FRSC, Mr Ndem, who confirmed the accident said 12 persons were involved, two died while eight sustained various degrees of injuries.

He said both the dead and the injured had been taken to Our Lady of Apostle (OLA) hospital in Akwanga.

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