Travellers Die In Abuja-Keffi Road Crash

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Seventeen travellers who were plying the /Keffi between Gudi and Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa , have died following an accident on Saturday.

The Federal Commission, (FRSC) in Akwanga, Assistant Corps Commander Onyegbaduo confirmed their death Channels Television via telephone on Sunday.

He said, “we received a distress call of a ghastly accident by 7:00 pm around Agwada Town, which is between Akwanga and Gudi Towns”.

“We rushed the scene and found a Commercial VW Sharon Bus and a Private Toyota Sienna Bus both engulfed in flames with the occupants inside the burning vehicles. We called for Fire Brigade, the fire was contained by 11:00 pm and we completed the rescue by 2:00 am.”

added preliminary investigations showed the Sharon Bus was coming from and the driver had tried overtake another vehicle while on a hill when he ran into the Sienna and both vehicles went up in flames.

He said the occupants of the Sharon Bus have been deposited at the Akwanga Hospital while those of the Sienna have been taken to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, ( DASH) in Lafia.