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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has commiserated with families of those who died in an accident near Unguwan Ciyawa in Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on their way to Makurdi on Sunday.

The Governor who expressed his condolence in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, described the incident as painful adding that the tragedy was a sad moment for the entire state.

He directed the State Ministry of Works and Transport to liaise with the Federal Road Safety Corps and the Management of Benue Links Nigeria Limited, operators of the bus involved in the unfortunate accident, to ensure that the survivors were given urgent attention, while the bodies of those who died were properly deposited in the mortuary.

Gov. Ortom also assured that the State Government would support the treatment of the survivors and assist the bereaved families to bury their loved ones.

He prayed God to grant the victims eternal rest.