THE POLICE VEHICLE IN THE ACCIDENT
Another accident just happened towards Lumley Police. Police water bowzer. Brake failure. Casualty not known yet.
We need to take vehicle examination tests more seriously.
Photo News: 1 October 2018
Gruesome Accident Claims 15
A military truck reportedly lost control and crushed other vehicles this afternoon at Spur Road killing at least 15 persons while seriously injuring several others.
The cause of the accident was said to be due to brake failure from the military truck.
Both civilians and military personnel have been counted among the dead.
The Sierra Leone Army uses mostly old vehicles that are prone to road accidents as a result of their obsolete conditions.
Emergency services exist only in theory in the country where nothing works!
May the souls of the departed souls rest in perfect peace and best wishes of recovery for the injured victims.
FREETOWN (Reuters) – Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 more injured on Monday when a military transport truck flipped over on a major road in the Sierra Leone capital, a military spokesman said.
The open-air truck was carrying more than 40 soldiers from their barracks to a funeral in Freetown when its brakes failed as it descended a steep hill. It toppled over and slid for more than 30 metres, Captain Yaya Brima said. Eight soldiers were among the dead.
“This is a real tragedy for us,” he said by telephone. “We’re currently investigating what could have happened to have caused one of our own vehicles to have failed in such a catastrophic way.”
(Reporting by Cooper Inveen; Editing by Tim Cocks)