The Gombe State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) yesterday confirmed the death of nine persons with 11 others sustaining injuries in an accident on Wednesday evening.
The Sector Commander, Felix Theman, said the accident occurred at the Bomala junction on the Gombe southern bye-pass at about 8pm, as a result of brake failure from a trailer conveying gallons of vegetable oil.
He said 20 persons were involved in the accident with nine confirmed dead and 11 others sustaining varying degrees of injuries.
He said the injured victims were evacuated to the Gombe Specialists Hospital and the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe (FTHG) for treatment.
The sector commander advised drivers against speeding, especially in overcrowded areas, saying the speed limit within the metropolis must not exceed 40 kilometre per hour.