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’12 killed, 28 injured’ in Zaria-Kano expressway auto crash

’12 killed, 28 injured’ in Zaria-Kano expressway auto crash
March 04
12:51 2024

Kabir Nadabo, Kaduna state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says no fewer than 12 persons died and 28 sustained injuries in a road accident along the Zaria-Kano expressway.

NAN quoted Nadabo as saying that the fatal crash occurred at Tashar Yari village at 7:36 am on Monday.

“The trailer with a registration number KTG 454 ZZ was travelling to Kano when the unfortunate incident occurred,” Nadabo said.

He gave the cause of the crash as wrongful overtaking, speeding and overloading.

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Nadabo said the chairman of Makarfi LGA and the FRSC unit commander, were on the ground to assess the incident.

He added that investigations have revealed that 40 people were involved in the crash.

“The injured were conveyed to the Makarfi General Hospital for further treatment,” he said.

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“The owner of the vehicle, who is in Azare, Bauchi state, has been informed and directed to report to the Kaduna sector command, while the driver of the trailer was reportedly among the deceased.”

He added that the accident was avoidable, “hence our resolve to continue to reach out to stakeholders, particularly transport unions”.

“This is to preach and sensitise their drivers on the dangers of speeding, overloading, dangerous driving and the use of cellphones while driving, among others,” he said.

“The corps in Kaduna will strive to continue to work hard and liaise with transport stakeholders and the media in preaching the word of safety.”

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