No fewer than nine persons were crushed to death on Thursday night when a sand-laden truck crashed into a mini-bus at Gora village in Nasarawa State.
Four other surviving victims of the accident have been hospitalised.
Some eye witnesses blamed the incident on the truck’s brake failure.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Umaru Ismaila, confirmed the incident.
He said, “The incident was reported to the police on Thursday night that truck carrying sharp sand rammed into a vehicle and killed nine people on board.”