A Punch reporter who witnessed the accident said the NNPC truck, while descending the slop from Alausa at top speed, could not hold its break. It then ran into the first car and squashed the second one against the cargo truck.
The bride and her husband were said to have jumped out of their car.
When the reporter got to the scene of the accident, the groom was no where in sight. The groom’s elder sister who spoke to the reporter while cuddling her baby explained that they were just coming from the wedding reception of the couple.
She was seen kneeling down and thanking God for their escape but refused to give the name of the couple.
My Pastor also witnessed the incident, he explained in Church today, that the bride was seated by the roadside in her wedding gown by the time he was passing by the scene of the crash.
The fire coming out of the truck was put out by sympathisers as the tanker was carrying petroleum product. The accident also resulted in gridlock which was controlled by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps.