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Truck crashed into three-storey building in Niger State

A trailer conveying empty soft drink bottles has crashed into a three-storey building in Madalla town of Niger state.

The incident happened early Saturday, causing gridlock at the scene close to Zuma rock, along the Abuja-Kaduna high way.

The trailer speeding from Kaduna axis was attempting to dodge a vehicle at a spot where another trailer crashed two days ago blocking part of the lane, a witness said.

The first trailer that crashed against the two-lane island on Thursday that allegedly caused the Saturday accident
“So this truck driver who seem to be unaware about the previous accident, ended up inside the three-storey building with the head of the truck, completely in the building,” the witness said.

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One person, who was said to be living within, jumped from the last storey of the building where he stays, after he was alerted by the crash.

It was gathered that the truck driver was the first person to be rescued around one hour later, while one of his two assistants was rescued around 10.45 am.

The road was opened to motorists after a towing van that could not help the situation was taken off the road
Volunteers and a number of security personnel are engaged in the rescue operation.
Efforts to rescue the last person are still ongoing.

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