23 March 2012

Nigeria: Child Dies in Kwaita Auto Crash

A three-year-old child died Wednesday afternoon in a motor accident that caused serious injuries to 11 other persons, including the dead child's mother at Kwaita village, along Kwali-Lokoja road.

A witness said the accident happened when a Volkswagen Wagon bus with registration number LG 76 KNA overtook another vehicle on top of a bridge and collided with an oncoming Volkswagen car with registration number AE 948 MAK, killing a child on the spot.

Reacting, Yangoji commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Calistus Ndubisi Nwuka, attributed the accident to wrongful overtaking. He said the child's corpse has been deposited at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital's morgue at Gwagwalada.

The commander also said the injured victims, including the dead child's mother were at Kwali General Hospital.

In a related development, eight persons were seriously injured in another accident that occurred yesterday afternoon at Aseni village, along Abuja-Lokoja road.

Abaji unit commander of the FRSC, Moses Audu, confirmed the accident and explained that it happened when the tyre of a commercial bus burst and it crashed into an oncoming J5 bus with registration number XT 122 NAD.

He said the injured passengers, six males and two female, were rushed to Abaji General Hospital.

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