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Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by GistGoViral: 5:58am On Aug 13
At least 15 people lost their lives yesterday at the popular Dakwa junction in Madalla Niger State, on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja in an accident involving a gas tanker, a Sharon car and several tricycles popularly called Keke Marwa.

Witnesses, among them an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) drafted to accident scene on rescue mission, told New Telegraph that the accident, which occurred about 2.50p.m., was triggered by loss of control on the side of the tanker driver.

The tanker driver, the FRSC official said, had successfully dodged a cyclist (an okada rider) who suddenly crossed highway from the opposite direction.

He explained that while the tanker driver was able to dodge the cyclist, he lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a stationed Sharon car with unspecified number of passengers. All the passengers, including the driver, died.

The tanker, he added, crushed several tricycles parked on the roadside with their operators and passengers inside.

New Telegraph counted five badly damaged tricycles and a makeshift shop which was severely destroyed by the truck.

A witness said: “You know this spot is notorious for truck accidents. The truck, which we later discovered to be carrying gas, was heading to Kaduna Road from probably inside Abuja. An okada rider, with a female passenger, crossed from the opposite direction. He crossed from in between Eco Bank and Oando filling station. The tanker driver dodged him, but lost control of the tanker in the process. The Sharon space bus parked with passengers by roadside was crushed. It went down further the slope crushing several tricycles waiting for passengers.”

The victims’ bodies had been evacuated to the morgue of the General Hospital, Suleja, while the injured were admitted at the same hospital for treatment.

The spot, the Madalla market axis, is notorious for accidents. There had been attempts in the past by Niger State government to relocate the weekly market to a safer location but it never worked out.

See more here; http://gistmore.com/sallah-tragedy-gas-tanker-kills-15-in-niger

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by Leihe: 11:09am On Aug 13
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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by Ignatiusprince(m): 11:09am On Aug 13
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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by daewoorazer(m): 11:10am On Aug 13

Funny thing is tomorrow if that driver survives, he’d still grab the steering wheel of another truck...

What a useless government

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by lonelydora: 11:10am On Aug 13
RIP to the dead.

The truck driver should be in jail by now.

I always tell any commercial driver I know that Toyota Seinna, Honda Odyssey, and VW Sharon are not designed for speed. But you know Nigerian drivers who believe they know it all, once they change and lift the shock absorber, they load it to the fullest and start speeding like a F1 car.

What happens to that law that says Trucks should run from 10pm to 6am. Once, they bring back this law, deaths on our road will be reduced.

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by Biritiko: 11:11am On Aug 13
subuhanallah

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by MrCarterlee(m): 11:11am On Aug 13
Hmmmmmmm
Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by cwale044: 11:12am On Aug 13
Rip
Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by gudnex22(m): 11:13am On Aug 13
I wonder why op choose to tag it Salah tragedy as if is salah that caused the accident

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by bluebay(m): 11:14am On Aug 13
That’s a tanker for liquid product. Not Gas .

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by trevorhorace(m): 11:15am On Aug 13
Someone cannot eat sallah meat in peace in this country

RIP my comrades cry

Wheres mo sallah sef

Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by Eteka1(m): 11:15am On Aug 13
Maybe he should have just allowed the reckless okada man be crushed rather than so many innocent lives being lost.

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by Gartol(m): 11:16am On Aug 13
Hausa okada riders can be very stupid they drive as if they have nine life's, going to school to learn isn't just about reading books you learn a lot apart from books. It may sound harsh but hausa people are the reason where Nigeria is where it is today.

They birth like pigs, no family planning, no birth control, they have kids littered everywhere creating nuisance and riding okada at a very early age when they should be in school. The reason why bokoharam has many recuits is because of this idleness people.

Their leaders should do something biko, they should educate them more on family planning because if we are not careful these guys will consume more than the available resources Nigeria has.

Their population is a time bomb waiting to explode

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by flemsy15(m): 11:18am On Aug 13
not again!
15 human beings gone just like that with d number likely to rise.
I thought some states have issued orders to stop gas and fuel tankers especially the loaded ones from using the road during the day and early evenings, Thank God there is no news of explosion (probably it was empty), if not, 15 will not be on d headline
Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by perdollar(m): 11:18am On Aug 13
in dodging one wreckless motor cyclist he ended up wiping out innocent ppl

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by RiyaGoddess(f): 11:18am On Aug 13
May their soul rest in peace.
Read my signature
Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by Yakade(m): 11:19am On Aug 13
God, have mercy.
Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by Krak(m): 11:19am On Aug 13
daewoorazer:

Funny thing is tomorrow if that driver survives, he’d still grab the steering wheel of another truck...

What a useless government

Nothing funny here, from the report it was not the tanker driver's fault

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by wonlasewonimi: 11:20am On Aug 13
Bad news is now normal in this shithole
Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by realstars: 11:20am On Aug 13
sad
Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by olaszydaruma(m): 11:20am On Aug 13
RIP to the dead. We shall not see such again by God grace

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Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by laudate: 11:20am On Aug 13
GistGoViral:
At least 15 people lost their lives yesterday at the popular Dakwa junction in Madalla Niger State, on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja in an accident involving a gas tanker, a Sharon car and several tricycles popularly called Keke Marwa.

Witnesses, among them an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) drafted to accident scene on rescue mission, told New Telegraph that the accident, which occurred about 2.50p.m., was triggered by loss of control on the side of the tanker driver.

The tanker driver, the FRSC official said, had successfully dodged a cyclist (an okada rider) who suddenly crossed highway from the opposite direction.....

See more here; http://gistmore.com/sallah-tragedy-gas-tanker-kills-15-in-niger
Some of you bloggers will not enter heaven o! This is a petrol tanker not gas .... shocked

bluebay:
That’s a tanker for liquid product. Not Gas .
Don't mind the idiot that reported the story.. angry
Re: Gas Tanker Kills 15 In Niger State by oluwaseyi000(m): 11:22am On Aug 13
daewoorazer:

Funny thing is tomorrow if that driver survives, he’d still grab the steering wheel of another truck...

What a useless government

This shows you didn't read the post

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