15 DEAD AS OVERLOADED TRUCK PLUNGES OFF BRIDGE




A truck plunged into a dried river Sunday night, killing passengers and livestock.
Witnesses said 35 people died, but the Federa
l Road Safety Commission confirmed 15 dead.


Witnesses say the incident happened at night when the truck lost control on Ngurore Bridge in Ngurore village, Yola South council area of Adamawa.
Residents said 32 corpses and at least 30 injured persons were taken to hospitals in Yola.

However, the Adamawa Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adegoke Adetunji, who confirmed 15 deaths, said, "On arrival at the scene, we discovered that it was a truck carrying cows and passengers that lost control and fell into the drying river," the commander said.

Adetunji advised motorists desist from transporting human beings and animals together as that could be dangerous.

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