Calabar-Ikom High Way: Three Dangote Trucks Crash On Same Spot In One Month

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by crossriverwatch admin

One of the crashed Dangote trucks
One of the crashed Dangote trucks

The sharp bend on the hill directly facing the defunct Chinese wood logging company, Wemco has claimed three haulage trucks belonging to multi-billion dollar conglomerate, Dangote Plc in the month of April 2014.

The bend which is on a slope is dangerous and tricky to negotiate particularly for speeding vehicles and often drivers unfamiliar with the road are deceived by the smooth drive down the hill following the smooth nature of the road and they fail to apply brakes as they cruise towards the Ikom river.

The Dangote trucks which daily ferry cement products from Dangote cement plant at Gboko to Calabar, with some of the drivers plying the road for the first time are unaware of the tricky nature of the road and do keep their vehicles going on high speed and by the time they realize it, they become panicky and jam on their brakes which lurch the trucks forward plunging them into the valley leaving the vehicles upturned and bags of cement scattered everywhere.

The dangerous slope which has no road sign warning drivers of the danger it poses has claimed the lives of several people and vehicles apart from the Dangote trucks and fears are that it may continue to do so unless something is done to warn motorists of the danger it constitutes.

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