December 5, 2022

A tragic incident has caused the death of Six persons as confirmed by Police Authorities in Adamawa State Capital, Yola, after a truck, conveying laterite sand lost control and rammed into a motorcycle mechanic workshop.

Eye Multiple deaths in Adamawa as truck rams into workshop, angry youths sets properties on firewitnesses told IsL source that the truck, also known as articulated vehicle, ran off the road after a tyre burst at the Viniklang junction, near the Jimeta bridge on the outskirts of Yola, the capital city.

Among those killed was a traffic police officer on duty at the busy junction.

Eye witness said: “Isa Usman, a traffic control police officer was the first casualty, the truck hit and smashed his remains before it rammed into the mechanics,” an eyewitness, Talatu Addison told SaharaReporters.

Another eyewitness, Drambi Ezra, told IsL source that, “It was like a horror scene to see the truck crushing mechanics while working on vehicles. I personally counted six crushed bodies on the spot. We evacuated the remains of their bodies into a police van.”

The driver of the truck was said to have escaped and abandoned his vehicle, sparking outrage, as irate youths set the truck ablaze. The fire spread from the vehicle, razing many shops and destroyed an electricity transformer.

Speaking on the incident, the Spokesperson for the State Police Command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the accident, saying, “One police officer from the Motor Transport Department, Isa Usman, and five others have now been confirmed dead.”

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