Over 60 Persons killed In Adamawa Road Accident On Sunday

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Tom Garba

At least a total number of 60 persons were on Sunday night confirmed dead, when a Trailer carrying over 100 persons and over sixty heads of cattle had an accident in Ngorore, a suburb of Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The long vehicle with registration number DKU 427 XA was returning from Song market when the accident occurred, as 29 others were injured.

Eyewitness account disclosed to Newsmen that the driver of the vehicle was on full speed when the accident happened, as he lost control and swerved into the bush and ran into a deep ditch.

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According to the eyewitness, the incident which happened at about 8.30pm Sunday night caused a long hold up on the ever busy Yola – Gombe Federal Highway.

The witness added that charred of human bodies and those of the cattle littered the area and its surroundings, even as many of them were smashed beyond recognition.

Humanitarian and Rescue teams were on hand to render assistance to the injured as the dead were evacuated to the morgue of the Yola Specialist Hospital.

Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the tragic accident.

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