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Truck kills 2 in Nasarawa

Two people were crushed to death by a heavy duty truck belonging to a construction company in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.

The accident which occured along Lafia Jos road by the Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia at about 7 o’clock in the evening on Saturday, involved a commercial motorcycle rider and a passenger.

A security official who was involved in removing the corpse of the motorcycle rider from under the truck attributed the cause of the accident to the one way drive along the road due to collapse of one part of the bridge linking the area to Lafia town.

The security official who pleaded to speak to Radio Nigeria under the condition of anonymity, while confirming the deaths of the yet to be identified persons called on authorities to expedite action to ensure speedy completion of the collapsed bridge to curtail further loss of lives in the area.

At the time filing this report the incident had caused heavy traffic hold up. 

Reporting by Chris Nyamtu, Editing by Omotola Oguneye