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Patrol van crash claims lives of 3 police operatives in Abuja

Patrol van crash claims lives of 3 police operatives in Abuja

 

A patrol van accident along the Kubwa-Zuba expressway, Abuja on Sunday has claimed the lives of three police operatives.

The operatives were traveling when the patrol van had a tyre burst causing the vehicle to cover ash into drainage.

According to an eyewitness, the vehicle was on top speed when it rammed into the drainage and the impact of the collision resulted in the instant death of the three officers, while others sustained various degrees of injuries.

“I was about crossing the road to the other lane when the police patrol van, while on top speed, suddenly lost control and crashed into the drainage divide, leaving three policemen dead,” the eyewitness said.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the FCT Emergency Management Agency officials were later seen evacuating the bodies to an undisclosed hospital.

The accident, which occurred opposite the Gwarimpa Estate section of the road, was said to have involved operatives of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Police attached to the Force Headquarters.

Spokesman to the FCT police command, DSP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident, saying it was a sad development. She noted that she did not have details of the number of casualty involved in the accident.

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