Katsina - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has
confirmed the death of 13 persons in a ghastly motor accident on
Malumfashi-Dabai road in Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Alhaji Abdu Bagadawa, the FRSC Sector Commander, told the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Katsina that the accident occurred
at Unguwar-Iliya village at about 7 a.m on Tuesday.
He explained that the accident involved a Volkswagen wagon,
with registration number KAF 608 XA carrying 18 passengers and a trailer
belonging to Dangote, registered TRN 130 XA, parked by the road side.
According to him, the Volkswagen had a tyre burst, which
caused it to skid off the road and hit the parked trailer.
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He explained that 13 persons were killed instantly, while
five others sustained various degree of injuries.
Bagadawa revealed that the corpses and injured victims were
conveyed to Malumfashi General Hospital.
The sector commander urged motorists to abide by traffic
rules and regulations, stop using second-hand tyres and desist from speeding,
to avoid crashes.
Bagadawa used that opportunity to urge drivers who did not
install Speed Limit Device to do so, for the safety of their passengers.
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