Auto Crash: 5 Die in Abuja

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Five persons, including a couple, died in a road accident in Abuja on Sunday.

A sixth person, who was seriously injured in the incident which occurred at about 8 a.m. near Setraco Junction along Kubwa Expressway, was rushed to the hospital.

According to an official of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Emmanuel Agbo, the incident occurred when a Toyota Camry car coming from Kubwa area to Abuja city centre was hit by a trailer.

Agbo told our reporters at the scene of the incident, that the impact forced the car, with registration number ABC 978 SL, to crash onto a concrete pillar of a bridge across the highway.

“Five persons in the car, including a couple, died on the spot. while the sixth person in the car, a woman, sustained serious injuries and has been rushed to the hospital.

Agbo said that the trailer did not stop after hitting the car, adding, however, that it was chased and caught by the police.

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A police officer, Insp. Danjuma Garba, confirmed to NAN that the fleeing trailer and its driver had been held.

According to him, when the trailer escaped, we contacted all our men and the vehicle was chased and caught at AYA area.




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