Five persons die in Benue auto crash

Five persons were yesterday feared dead, while others sustained injuries, in an auto crash involving a Toyota Sienna SUV and Toyota Corolla, at Gyungu Agbankwe, about two kilometres to Ugbema junction in Benue State.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that both vehicles were on top speed when the accident occurred.

It was learnt that the driver of the Toyota Corolla veered off his lane and had a head-on-collision with the Siena car, resulting in the death of the five passengers on the spot.

It was gathered that it took several hours for the residents close to the accident scene to wade in by way of assisting to evacuate the bodies of the deceased, which were trapped in the vehicles.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Gboko Unit, who were contacted by a Good Samaritan, later arrived the scene and assisted in conveying the injured persons to the hospital.

The charred remains of the vehicles involved in the accident are still by the roadside.

Source: National Mirror

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