Five Dead In Auto Crash In Zamfara State

Five Dead In Auto Crash In Zamfara State

Saturday, November 30, Zamfara State - Five persons have been reported dead at a vehicles' crash scene, after a 10-seat Sharon bus skidded off the road at Tudun-Gara village near Kaura Namoda.

Federal Road Safety Commission's Unit Commander in the area, Alhaji Muktar Fago, reports the tragedy occured at 6.30 a.m., about 10 km into Kaura-Namoda/Sokoto road.

The causes of the accident are burst tyre and over speeding. These factos made the driver to lose control over the vehicle, and it skidded off the road into the bush.

Mr. Fago saud three persons were pronounced dead at the scene, while two others died as FRSC officials were conveying them to the hospital. The corpses were deposited at the Kaura Namoda General Hospital.

Another five passengers were taken to Gusau General Hospital for treatment with various degrees of injuries.

Fago said all those involved in the accident were Islamic scholars travelling to Niamey in Niger Republic for the Annual International Preaching in that country.

Fago advised drivers and other road users to drive very carefully, "especially this season, when we record mass movements and increased religious activities."


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