A tanker laden with fuel has crushed three cars and a motorcycle in an accident at Gada Biu village along the Abuja-Keffi expressway. This happened after the tanker lost its breaks on Saturday. One person was reported dead while three others were injured. Three cars caught fire out of the nine vehicles involved in the accident.
The Federal Safety Corps Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident on Sunday. He said. “The tanker rammed into three cars and a bike which caught fire but the tanker did not catch fire. Three persons were taken to the National Hospital with varying degrees of injuries while one person was presumed dead. Nine vehicles were involved in the tanker accident altogether.”
Meanwhile, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has solicited the support of the World Bank to enhance the FRSC’s operational activities through capacity building on data management support for newly established local government station officers, paramedics, and fleet renewal.
This, Oyeyemi said, would assist the corps in realising its corporate mandate.
Oyeyemi made the request during a virtual meeting with the World Bank Transport Lead, Dr Soasemos Job, World Bank Road Safety Specialist, AK Farhad, Consultant World Bank Nigeria, Chukwudi Ikejiani, and others, on the impact of the World Bank on safety management: The Nigeria safe corridor project experience.’