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Trailer Crushes Four to Death After Break Failure in Nyanya

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File photo of Nyanya /â“’Daily Trust

No fewer than four persons were crushed to death and several others injured on Tuesday evening after a heavy-duty truck conveying bags of fertilizer suffered a brake system failure, squeezing a Honda car and its occupants beyond recognition.

According to eyewitnesses, the trailer driver lost control of the vehicle while descending from the Kugbo hill of the Abuja-Keffi highway following the brake system failure.

Unable to control the vehicle headed towards Keffi; smaller cars in front of it became its wedging tools as the trailer smashed vehicle after vehicle until it squeezed a Honda Accord car into a metal pillar.

This left the bodies of the four occupants dismembered, while survivors from the other affected cars were left with various degrees of injury.

Federal Road Safety Corps officers and sympathizers rushed to the scene to rescue possible surviving victims, shocked and clueless after seeing dismembered body parts in the mangled car with no room to pull them out.

Body parts such as heads, legs, and intestines littered the ground at the scene of the accident.


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