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13 die in Sokoto crash

30 May 2014, 17:18

Sokoto - 13 persons, including women and children, were burnt to death in a Thursday night road crash at Tudun-Dukiya village near Dogon Karfe, about 10 kms to Illela town in Sokoto state.

The accident was said to have occurred at about 9 p.m.

It involved a Peaugeot J-5 bus travelling from Jos  to Illela and a Toyota Starlet car travelling from Illela to Sokoto.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) in Sokoto state, Dr Umar Gummi, confirmed the accident.

Gummi said that the two vehicles caught fire after a head-on collision.

The commander also said that 14 other victims were injured.

Gummi said that some of them were seriously injured with some having first degree burns.

He said that some of the injured persons were receiving treatment at the Illela General Hospital, while others were referred to the Uthmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.


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