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1 dead, 17 injured in accident in Sokoto

06 October 2014, 15:59

Sokoto - The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) in Sokoto State said that one person died while 17 others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred between Sokoto and Sabon-garin Kwannawa on Monday.

Kuteb Takum, the Sector Commander of the Commission in the state, who confirmed the accident, said the victims were returning from a ceremony in Sabon-garin Kwannawa-- outskirt of Sokoto.

He told the media in Sokoto that the vehicle -Pick-up van- marked Edo XF 739 BEN, somersaulted at the Sabon-garin Kwannawa Junction at about 10 a.m.

“The driver of the vehicle, who is now on the run, lost the control of the vehicle while on Kwannawa- Sokoto highway.”

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“It was not a head on collision, the van somersaulted several times after the driver lost the control of the vehicle and veered off the road,” he said.

Takum said that one person died immediately while other sustained injuries.

He said that seven of the injured were receiving treatment at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.

According to him, the remaining 10 injured are responding to treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto.

-    NAN


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