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FRSC yet to identify victims of road accident in Sokoto state

22 February 2014, 15:40

Dange - The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) in Sokoto State says it is yet to identify those who died in a road accident on Friday at Dange along the Funtua-Gusau-Sokoto road.

FRSC Public Relations Officer (PRO), Karatu Ayuba, said on Saturday in Sokoto however that the commission’s officers had been mobilised to the scene of the accident.

He said none of the occupants of the car could be saved, saying “the details and the number of the occupants who died in it will be made available later’’.

An eyewitness said that the driver of the car had allegedly rammed into a parked articulated vehicle.

The driver of the car was said to have been driving to Sokoto from Gusau with members of his family at around 8 p.m. on Friday.

The articulated vehicle was also said to have been parked since Friday afternoon but was not removed from the highway.

Another eyewitness, Alhaji Bello Danjuma, told NAN that nobody could ascertain the real number of people in the burnt car.

"The two vehicles caught fire after the car rammed into the vehicle and nobody was there to rescue the occupants immediately, although the fire service personnel arrived at the scene later,’’ he said.

El-Mustapha Sani, the spokesman of the Nigeria Police in Sokoto, however, said the driver of the articulated vehicle had been arrested.

"We have just recovered a cellular telephone from the car and we will do all we can to verify the identities of the occupants,’’ he said.


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