Truck conveying over 70 PDP supporters crash in Plateau
A truck conveying over 70 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has crashed in Plateau, leaving many people dead.
The accident occurred on Saturday at Jwak village in Panyam District of Mangu Local Government Area of the state after the zonal rally of the party held in Pankshin.
Peter Longsan, Public Education Officer of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Plateau, confirmed the incident in Jos.
Mr Longsan, who promised to give more details, however, said that so far seven persons were confirmed dead.
“As we speak, I’m still waiting for a comprehensive report from our men on ground, but so far, we are told seven people lost their lives.
“We are also told that over seventy persons were loaded in the truck which crashed at Panyam in Mangu on their way back to Jos,” he said.
Mr Longsan said that the injured were currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Mangu.
In a statement, Caleb Mutfwang, PDP governorship candidate in the state, condoled the families of those who lost their lives and wished the injured recovery.
The candidate said he was visiting the victims at the various hospitals to ascertain the severity of their condition and necessary steps to take.