A truck conveying a tractor crushed a taxi in Nyanya, Abuja killing a woman.
At about 9.40 am, the truck with registration number KSB379XA (Kwara) crashed into several vehicles, including that of a Punch reporter before coming to a halt at Nyanya.
The deceased, who appeared to be a middle woman , sat in the passenger seat of the parked taxi, which was the last affected vehicle and died on the spot.
The driver of the taxi, was immediately pulled out of the mangled car, and rushed to the hospital.
Reports say the truck developed brake failure at Mogadishu Barracks, outbound the Federal Capital Territory, several kilometres before it came to a stop.
According to reports, the driver of the truck was said to have abandoned it and taken to his heels.
Officers of the Federal Road Safety and the police were seen at on the scene as at the time of the report.