By Muhammad Ismail
Multiple accidents along Ngurore – Mayo-belwa highway have claimed 13 lives and left 21 others critically injured.
The first accident which happened on Monday night according to the information officer of Mayo-Belwa local government, Kabiru Kelly claimed six lives while three others sustained life threatening injuries.
Kelly noted that the accident involving a Sharon bus was caused when the driver attempted to avoid a pothole, lost control and rammed onto a pole.
‘’ Their corpses have been taken to Yola specialist hospital while the injured victims were receiving treatment at the Mayo-Belwa cottage hospital,’’ said the information officer.
He also further that the second accident was a head on collisio involving a hummer bus and a Toyota starlet.
The accident he said, was caused when the driver of the bus tried to overtake a heavy duty vehicle and rammed onto the oncoming starlet car.
‘’The second accident almost wiped off a whole family including a father, his wife and their four Children who were on their way from Jalingo to zamfara.
‘’The bodies and injured person were deposited at Mayo Belwa General Hospita,’’ according to the information officer.
Efforts to get spoke persons of both the police and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state proved abortive as none pick the calls put in.