3 Die, 50 Cows Killed In Jos Bridge Accident

Three persons have died in an accident involving a truck which fell off an overhead bridge in Jos, Plateau State capital.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the three persons were trapped under the vehicle and died afterwards while three others were also injured.
It was further gathered that about 50 cows also died in the crash that occurred in early hours of the morning.
An eyewitness at the scene in Kabong, Mr Lawrence Mayowa confirmed the accident to our correspondent in Jos.

He said the accident happened when the truck was climbing the flyover bridge situated within Gada Biu/Kabong community in the early of hours of Tuesday.
According to him, “A truck driver lost control on the Kabong fly-over bridge in Jos North local government area early this morning.

“The truck was carrying cows and passengers around 5 30 am when it fell off the bridge with passengers and some cows trapped under it.
“I can count 50 cows that are littered on the ground dead. Some passengers are trapped under the vehicle as well.”

Meanwhile, the public education officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Peter Langsan also confirmed the incident. He said that both the dead and those injured had been evacuated to the hospital.
Langsan said, “Our officers and men have just concluded the rescue operation here. It was an articulated vehicle carrying cows and human beings that fell off the bridge. Three persons died and three others were also injured. They have been taken to the hospital.”
He attributed the accident to over speeding and warned motorists to stop carrying humans in vehicles meant for haulage.

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