Sokoto - Five family members were killed in a deadly accident that occurred on Shagari-Tureta road in Sokoto state.
The deceased were members of the family of Shehu Umar, District Head of Dogon Daji in Tambuwal local government area.
They included the son of the district head, his daughter, two grandchildren and his 74-year-old sister.
The unlucky family were traveling from Dogon Daji to Abuja on a condolence visit when their vehicle collided with a petroleum tanker.
Umar described the accident as 'an act of God'.
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