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Friday, 27 January 2017

UNIABUJA STUDENTS DIED AS PEUGEOT CAR SOMERSAULT ON ABUJA-LOKOJA ROAD



UNIABUJA STUDENTS DIED AS PEUGEOT CAR SOMERSAULT ON ABUJA-LOKOJA ROAD


According to a report, Four students of University of Abuja have died in an accident which occurred on Tuesday night at Gwako village, on the Abuja-Lokoja road.

The incident occurred at about 10:12p.m. Yesterday after a Peugeot 406 car coming from Zuba axis veered from its lane and collided with an oncoming trailer. 

According to eye witness, the Peugeot car driver had ran into a deep pothole, lost control of his car and crashed head-on into the unmarked trailer, killing all its four occupants on the spot.

“The Peugeot car somersaulted after hitting a pothole and collided with a Daf trailer which was coming from Lokoja. The four occupants of the car and the driver died on the spot,” said an eyewitness.

He said rescue team of the Gwagwalada unit command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), which was alerted, arrived the scene and evacuated the corpses to the mortuary.

Reacting, the FCT sector commander of the FRSC, Sunday E. Oghenekaro, confirmed the accident saying the four people who died were all students of the University of Abuja.

He blamed the accident on excessive speeding by the Peugeot driver.

The Spokesperson of the university, Waziri Garba confirmed that four of their students died in the Tuesday night accident, which he described as unfortunate.

He said, “We are told they are our students. Sometimes we don’t want to disclose it because we have to ascertain and inform the parents first of all.

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