Two separate road crashes along Ngurore – Mayo-Belwa highway in Mayo-Belwa LGA of Adamawa State have claimed the lives of 13 people and caused injuries to 21 others.
A source said Tuesday that the first accident. which happened on Monday night claimed six lives while three others were badly injured.
The Information Officer of Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area, Kabiru Kelly, said the accident, which involved a Sharon bus occurred when the driver attempted to avoid a pothole lost control and rammed onto a pole.
He said the dead had been taken to the Yola Specialist Hospital while the injured victims were receiving treatment at the Mayo-Belwa Cottage Hospital.
According to Kelly, the second accident was a head-on collision involving a Hummer bus and a Toyota starlet.
“The second accident happened when the driver of the bus tried to overtake a heavy duty vehicle and rammed into the oncoming Starlet car,” he said.
He added that the second accident almost wiped off a whole family, explaining, “A father, his wife and their four children who were on their way from Jalingo to Zamfara were involved.”
The council information officer added that the bodies and injured persons were deposited at the Mayo Belwa General Hospital.
Contacted Tuesday evening, the Adamawa State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Hussaini Muhammad, said he was yet to get a briefing on the accidents.