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12 die in Katsina motor accident

09 October 2014, 15:11

Katsina - The Federal Roads Safety Corps in Katsina on Wednesday said 12 persons were killed in a ghastly motor accident on Katsina-Dutsin-ma road, Katsina State on Tuesday night.

The FRSC Rescue Officer in the state, Umar Ibrahim, disclosed this to newsmen in Katsina.

Ibrahim said the accident, which occurred at Dabaibayawa village, involved four vehicles.

He said the accident involved three Golf saloon cars and a Toyota, but declined to give their registration numbers.

He blamed the accident on dangerous overtaking by one of the drivers that resulted in a head-on collision by two vehicles.

The rescue officer said the vehicles also collided with two oncoming vehicles that tried to dodge the mishap.

Also read: 28 people die in Osun road accidents

According to him, 12 persons died instantly, while the remaining passengers who sustained injuries were rushed to Katsina General Hospital for medical treatment.  

Ibrahim said that when FRSC received report of the accident, the rescue team rushed to the scene, evacuate the dead ones and took eight injured persons to hospital.

He advised motorists to always abide by traffic rules and regulations and drive with extra caution during the night.

He also urged passengers to check excesses of reckless drivers.



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