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Three die in Gombe auto crash

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Three persons were killed and 13 injured yesterday when a vehicle carrying building materials collided with another, crushing motorcycles and tricycles in the Gombe metropolis.

The Secretary, Gombe Specialist Hospital, Abdullahi Isah, confirmed the incident and casualties.

He said the bodies were deposited in the mortuary and the survivors were receiving treatments at the emergency unit.

An eyewitness, Mohammed Abubakar, said the accident occurred about 11:30am at Hamadu Karfe.

He said the driver of the vehicle, which was loaded with building materials, experienced a brake failure and collided with a truck, crushing motorcycles and tricycles (Keke NAPEP).

A tricycle operator, Danladi Mu’azu, said one of the passengers in the tricycle in his front jumped to safety, but the vehicles crushed the remaining passengers.

A commercial motorcyclist, Dalhatu Musa, said he was riding in the opposite direction and on seeing the trailer hit everything in its way, he abandoned his motorcycle and ran.

He said his passenger was not lucky as he was crushed.

Efforts to reach the Federal Road Safety Corps, Gombe Sector Commander, Abayomi Omiyale, for comments failed, because he had travelled out of the state.

The spokesman, Auwal Adamu, who confirmed his boss’ absence on the phone, said he was not authorised to speak on accidents.

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