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3 Killed As Truck Falls Off Bridge

No fewer than three persons were killed while three others were injured on Tuesday after a truck fell off an overhead bridge in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

Our correspondent gathered that the three persons were trapped under the vehicle and died, adding that about 50 cows were also killed in the incident.

An eyewitness, Mr Lawrence Mayowa, told Daily Trust the incident happened when the truck was climbing the flyover bridge situated within the Gada Biu/Kabong community when it suddenly fell.

He said, “A truck driver lost control on the Kabong flyover bridge and I counted 50 dead cows littered on the ground. Some passengers were trapped under the vehicle as well.”

The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Peter Langsan, confirmed the casualty figures and said both the dead and the injured victims 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.”

Langsan, who attributed the accident to speeding, warned motorists to stop carrying humans in vehicles meant for haulage.

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