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BREAKING: One Dies As Truck Crushes Taxi In Abuja (Photo)

Posted by Samuel on Wed 11th Dec, 2019 -

One person has died after a truck crushed a taxi in a community in the Federal Capital Territory.

Taxi crash in Abuja

Photo credit: Punch Metro


According to a report by Punch Metro, a woman has died after a truck conveying a tractor crushed a taxi in Nyanya, Abuja.

The incident, which occurred at 9.40 am, saw the truck with registration number KSB379XA (Kwara) plough into several vehicles, including that of Punch Metro, before coming to a halt at Nyanya bus stop.

A Punch Metro correspondent, who was in his vehicle at the time of the accident, survived without visible injuries.

The deceased, a middle-aged woman was sitting in the passenger seat of the parked taxi, which was the last affected vehicle died on the spot.

The driver of the taxi, who was immediately pulled out of the mangled car was rushed to the hospital.

It was learnt that the truck developed failed brakes at Mogadishu Barracks, outbound the Federal Capital Territory, several kilometres before it came to a stop.

The driver of the truck was said to have abandoned it and taken to his heels.

Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps and police have since arrived on the scene.

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