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Child, 9 others injured in Abuja auto crashes

A four-year-old child and nine other passengers were injured in separate accidents which occurred on the Abuja-Lokoja road.

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A witness said one of the accidents happened on Wednesday night at Awawa village at about 8:30p.m. involving a MAN Diesel truck with registration number WAG 594 SP and a Volkswagen car with registration number BE 31 RSH.

He said the Volkswagen driver who was conveying passengers from Lokoja to Zuba, lost control after overtaking another vehicle and rammed into the truck leaving passengers including the child injured.

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He said men of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) who were on patrol arrived the scene immediately and conveyed the injured to hospital in Abaji.

When contacted, Abaji unit commander of the FRSC, Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) Olasupo Esuruoso, confirmed the accident. He said the driver lost control and violated speed limit. 

He said the seven injured passengers, five males, a female and a child, were taken to Abaji General Hospital for treatment.

He further stated that three persons were also injured in another accident which happened on the same day. The accident involved a Peugeot J5 bus with registration number FKJ 568 QX and a Sino truck with registration number KUR 4324 XA.

He said the accident happened at Gada-Biyu village along the Abuja-Lokoja road. He attributed it to speed limit violation and loss of control, adding that those injured were taken to Abaji General Hospital.

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