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JUST IN: Ortom’s Convoy Involved In Car Accident, Lawmakers Hurt

Several people were injured, including two members of the Benue State House of Assembly, when the state governor’s convoy, led by Samuel Ortom, was involved in an automobile accident.

The tragedy happened on Friday morning when the governor and Peoples Democratic Party supporters were on their way to the Utokon town in Ado Local Government Area to continue the party’s governorship campaign rally.

According to our correspondent, the tragedy occurred when the driver of a branded bus full with PDP supporters lost control and collided with three vehicles: a Jeep, a security vehicle, and another bus in the convoy.

Several people including state lawmakers representing Guma and Kwande West in the state assembly were injured.
The incident which happened at exactly 10:50 am on Friday also affected other vehicles.

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The motorcade in the convoy consisted of the state’s deputy governor, Engr Benson Abounu; Senator Abba Moro; House of Representatives members, and House of Assembly members from Benue South district; among other top government and party officials in the state.

Meanwhile, an ambulance attached to the convoy evacuated the injured persons to the hospital while the rest continued with the journey.

 

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