Three persons in the early hours of Tuesday died in a ghastly motor accident involving the Council Chairman of Donga Local Government Area in Taraba state , Hon. Nashuka Ipeyen .
Our correspondent gathered that three others sustained serious injuries in the accident which occurred near Mutum -Biyu along Jalingo – Wukari Road .
Nashuka who narrated the incident to our correspondent in Jalingo said his official Toyota Hilux Van which he was travelling in had a head-on collision with a commercial vehicle on his way to Jalingo and three people died in the accident .
The chairman who blamed the early morning rain and potholes on the road said his driver had a fractured leg and was receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo .
“ I thank God for sparing my life in the accident , though some persons were not that lucky and they died instantly.
“ My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families of the deceased and I pray God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
“ The only women in the commercial vehicle who survived the accident is receiving treatment at a hospital in Mutum- Biyu , and the remains of the deceased have also been deposited at a morgue in the same hospital.