By Oyinkansola Okunlola
About eight persons were confirmed to have lost their lives in a road accident that occurred along Iware / Wukari highway in Taraba State involving an 18-seater Toyota bus.
The Police Command confirming the incident through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Usman Abdullahi said the accident was caused by a tyre bust in which the driver of the vehicle lost control and it somersaulted several times.
While seven of the passengers died on the spot, the other one died while being rushed to hospital for medication.
The last of the nine passengers who did not die was confirmed to have sustained various degrees of injuries and is presently undergoing treatment at the emergency ward of the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.
The vehicle was said to have left Jalingo, the State capital heading to Enugu State when the ill-fated accident occurred.
An officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission blamed the accident on over speeding and urged drivers to always reduce their speed limits and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition.