At least 13 persons have died while several others have been left with various degrees of injuries in a twin-accident on the Ngurore – Mayo-Belwa highway in Mayo-Belwa local government area of Adamawa State.
Naija News reports that the first accident that occurred in the late hour of Monday, claimed six lives of 13 persons onboard and left 21 others injured.
The Information Officer of Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area, Kabiru Kelly, said the accident, involved a Sharon bus.
Kelly said that the accident occurred when the driver of the Sharon bus lost control while attempting to avoid a pot-hole on the road, a development Kelly said caused the bus to ram into a pole beside the road.
He said the dead had been taken to the Yola Specialist Hospital while the injured victims were receiving treatment at the Mayo-Belwa Cottage Hospital.
In Kelly’s statement, the second accident was a head-on collision involving a Hummer bus and a Toyota Starlet.
“The second accident happened when the driver of the bus tried to overtake a heavy duty vehicle and rammed into the oncoming Starlet car,” he said.
He added that the second accident almost wiped off a whole family, explaining, “A father, his wife and their four children who were on their way from Jalingo to Zamfara were involved.”
Kelly said that the bodies and injured persons were deposited at the Mayo Belwa General Hospital.
When contacted on Tuesday evening, the Adamawa State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Hussaini Muhammad, was said to have said that he was yet to get a briefing on the accidents and so could not make a statement in that regard.