Eleven persons were confirmed dead in a crash on the Nasarawa Eggon-Akwanga Road in Nasarawa State on Monday.
Reports said the incident occured when a fully loaded Dangote Cement truck suffered a break failure and rammed into a Toyota Sharon vehicle, killing all the passengers and the driver.
Eyewitnesses said passengers of other vehicles that rammed into the ill-fated vehicles also sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The accident occurred on a hill popularly called, ‘Many have gone’.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, soldiers and the police assisted with the rescue operation.
The Nasarawa State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Ismaila Kugu, confirmed the accident.
In another development, The PUNCH reports that one person died, while seven students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, sustained injuries in a crash that occurred on the Bauchi-Jos Road on Monday.
The accident occurred at Miri village, a few kilometres from the Bauchi metropolis.
The Public Relations Officer of the Bauchi Sector Command, FRSC, Rilwan Sulaiman, confirmed the accident to journalists in a telephone interview.
He said an Opel Vectra and a Toyota Sharon had a head-on collision and the driver of the former died on the spot.
Sulaiman explained that the Sharon was conveying students of the ATBU to Bauchi before the accident and seven of the students and their driver were injured.
“Our operatives swiftly moved to the scene to rescue the victims. The corpse of the dead victim was deposited in the morgue of the ATBU,” he added.