Trailer kills 4, damages 5 vehicles near Jos

Jos, Feb. 15, 2018 (TNE) An articulated lorry, popularly called trailer, which was conveying diesel, on Wednesday killed four persons and destroyed five vehicles at Mararaba Jama’a in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.

Plateau Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Terna Tyopev, who confirmed the incident, said in Jos on Thursday that the accident occurred on Wednesday night.

Mararaba Jama’a is a busy spot with a large roundabout that links Jos to other parts of the state.

Tyopev said the trailer had a break failure and the driver lost control and the heavily-loaded vehicle ran into five smaller vehicles at the scene.

He explained that two persons died on the spot, while two others rushed to hospital were later confirmed dead.

The police spokesperson said that the corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuary in Ola Hospital, Zawan.


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