Nigeria: “Tragic Accident Claims Three Lives as Truck Plunges Off Bridge in Jos, Plateau State”

Nigeria: “Tragic Accident Claims Three Lives as Truck Plunges Off Bridge in Jos, Plateau State”

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

The Punch Newspaper reported a tragic incident in Jos, Plateau State, where three individuals lost their lives after a truck fell from an overhead bridge. The accident occurred early in the morning between 4 am and 5 am. Witnesses confirmed that the truck, carrying both passengers and cattle, lost control while climbing the flyover bridge within the Gada Biu/Kabong community. 

As a result, three people were trapped and killed under the vehicle, while three others sustained injuries. Additionally, approximately 45 cows were also killed in the crash. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the casualty figures and stated that both the deceased and injured had been taken to the hospital. The accident was attributed to speeding, and motorists were cautioned against carrying passengers in vehicles meant for haulage.

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