2 school children die in Makurdi auto crash


A multiple motor accident on Monday killed two siblings who were going to school at North Bank area of Makurdi in Benue State

It was gathered that the incident happened at 8:15am while the mother of the children who survived the accident was trying to cross the road her kids to their school.

The Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, David Mendie, told our correspondent by telephone that his men arrived the scene of accident seven minutes after it occurred.

Mendie explained that the crash which involved three vehicles happened due to over speeding at the North bank axis of the Makurdi – Lafia road.

He said the children – male and female – died on the spot while their mother sustained injury.

The FRSC commander further said that the incident occurred when a truck and tanker vehicles on speed from the opposite direction brushed themselves in an effort to avert collision, stressing that at the point of swerving, the vehicles hit another car during which process the children who were crossing to school in company of their mother were killed.

Mendie added that the vehicles involved and the driver arrested have been handed over to the police.

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  1. It's a pity, we need to be more careful and prayerful

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