Sixteen accident victims of Saturday’s truck crash in Mangu, Plateau State, have been discharged. 13 were discharged from Nici Dominus hospital; two from Infinity Hospital and one from Nanret clinic.
Three patients are still on admission at Nici Dominus hospital- one had undergone surgery and is reported to be in stable condition while one was referred to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) which continues to attend to the highest number of injured persons – it has 29 from Saturday crash and 16 from the Bisichi bus accident which was conveying persons to Shendam for the Southern Zone campaign kick-off last Tuesday.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Atiku-Okowa/Mutfwang-Piyo Campaign Council, Yiljab Abraham, said surgeries have continued to be performed on those seriously injured, while the rest are stable and recovering well.
At the Mangu Cottage hospital, many families have continued to claim the bodies of their loved ones for burial.
In another development
Two persons also died and 52 others were injured in Sunday’s multiple accidents which happened at Zakaliyo, on the Jos-Bengli Road, Plateau State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in a statement by its Route Commander and Public Education for Plateau State, Peter Longsan, said the accident happened about 5 pm.
According to him, 14 vehicles were affected, involving 54 persons – two females died and the others sustained injuries.
Longsan said a trailer suffered brake failure and ran into oncoming vehicles and some stationary ones.
He added: “The rescue operation was carried out by FRSC ambulances and an emergency response team stationed on the Jos-Bauchi Route, and by officers and men of the FRSC Jos By-Pass Unit Command.
“Injured victims were taken to the Plateau Specialist Hospital and Toro General Hospital, while the dead were taken by their relatives for burial.
“The FRSC advises motorists to ensure proper preventive maintenance of their vehicles, avoid speed, install speed limit and discourage underage or unlicensed persons to drive.