Many PDP Supporters Feared Dead As Campaign Truck Crashes In Plateau

Many supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been reportedly feared dead as a truck conveying them crashed in the Panyam area of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State on Saturday.


Truetells Nigeria reports that a spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Plateau, Peter Longsan confirmed the incident.


According to him, the number of casualties is yet to be ascertained as many people were rushed to various hospitals by both officials of the FRSC and volunteers.

He disclosed that several others sustained injuries in the crash and are being treated in hospitals around the area.

Longsan in a statement explained that “Our officers just finished taking the victims to the hospital, as to the details, we cannot ascertain as some of the victims were evacuated by other volunteers. The unit commander there said the comprehensive report which will comprise of the number of people involved, number of vehicles involved, the casualty rate, etc will be made available later.”

Truetells Nigeria however gathered that the accident happened when the party supporters were returning from a zonal PDP campaign flag-off in the Pankshin Local Government Area of the State, on Saturday.

It was learnt that sources from the community where the incident happened told Premium Times that the accident happened around 4 30 p.m.

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