No fewer that 10 persons have been confirmed dead in a motor accident involving a truck and six other vehicles along Jos-Bauchi highway.
According to an eyewitness, the accident occurred at about 8am on Thursday, around Zakalio/Babale axis, along the highway when a trailer conveying goods heading for Bauchi lost control and rammed into several vehicles.
The eyewitness disclosed that 10 persons died on the spot, adding that the incident caused traffic gridlock along the highway.
The Plateau State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Alphonso Godwin, who confirmed the accident said the truck driver lost control as a result of mechanical fault which led to the removal of the vehicle shaft propeller.
He said the truck rammed into several vehicles and “10 persons lost their lives on the spot while 15 others sustained fatal injuries.”
The sector commander added that those who sustained injuries had been taken to Toro medical centre while the remains of the victims had been deposited at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital morgue, Jos.