NEWS Lalong, Zhang mourn 16 killed in plateau accident

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Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong and former Governor Senator Jonah Jang expressed their sorrow over the horrific accident involving 16 supporters of the People’s Democratic Party following the party’s regional rally in Pankshin Local Government Area. state.

A truck transporting them crashed near a bridge in the state’s Mangu LGA’s Panyam commune on Saturday, where the victims were said to be returning from a rally.

In a statement Sunday, Gov. Lalon called the incident tragic and a great loss for the state.

While expressing his sympathy to the families of the victims and those injured, Lalong also expressed his sympathy to the PDP family of the state and its gubernatorial candidate, Caleb Mutfwang, asking God to grant eternal rest to those who lost their lives and the peace of those injured. Get well soon.

The governor called on motorists and party supporters to be cautious during the election campaign as vehicle movement has increased across the state and across the country.

He also urged them to put safety first and follow road safety regulations to minimize such incidents.

Senator Zhang also expressed his sorrow at the development.

“It is frustrating that these supporters who went out to express their love for the party suffered varying degrees of harm, while Some paid the highest price. This tragic incident is tragic because most of those involved were young men in their prime looking to live a good and prosperous life in our dear state and country.

“Senator Chang’s heart goes out to the families of those who have lost loved ones and those who were injured. He joins them in sympathizing with them and praying to God to comfort them and bring the injured to a speedy recovery and healing.

“We are grateful for the many who have stood with their families and the party during this time of grief, and pray that the days ahead will be helpful for all of us.

“May God continue to protect, protect and protect us all.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Squad confirmed on Sunday that 16 PDP supporters had died in the crash, not the seven that the state’s party’s campaign committee had said earlier.

FRSC clarified in a statement issued Sunday by its public enlightenment officer, Peter Longsan, that “the number of people involved was 99, those killed in the crash were 16 adult males and 83 People are injured in varying degrees. Injured.

“Injured victims were taken to hospitals in Panyam and Mangu town of Mangu LGA. FRSC operators from the Pankshin Force Command, passers-by, volunteers and other spirited individuals evacuated the injured victims for medical treatment while the deceased’s The bodies were stored at Mangu General Hospital, Panyam General Hospital and Nissi Private Hospital in Mangu LGA.

The unfortunate incident occurred due to speeding and overloading, leading to a loss of control and resulting in a crash.

“The FRSC has always advised that people should use vehicles strictly as intended by the manufacturer and that drivers maintain a safe speed to avoid the risk of being involved in a road accident.”

“It is further recommended that they ensure that speed limiting devices are fitted to their vehicles and that their vehicles are properly maintained.”

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