The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kano State has confirmed nine persons killed and three others injured in a ghastly auto crash on Kano-Zaria Road. Corps Commander Zubairu Mato confirmed the incident in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.
Mato said the crash occurred about 9am on Monday when two vehicles collided at Imawa village in Kura Local Government Area of the state. He attributed the accident to reckless driving.
The commander said two males, six females and a child died in the crash, while three others sustained injuries. Mato added that the victims were referred to Kura General Hospital for treatment.
Two persons also died in two crashes on the Bauchi-Jos Road. The first incident involved a petrol tanker which went up in flames, while two smaller vehicles crashed in the second collision. Several persons were injured in the crashes.
Also, no fewer than 13 persons died in two separate accidents on Thursday on the Oloru-Bode Saadu Road, Kwara State, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said.
The FRSC Sector Commander in Kwara, Jonathan Owoade, confirmed the casualty figure to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying that crashes resulted from drivers’ loss of concentration, speeding, and tyre burst.
He said the first crash involving a bus and a truck occurred at about 4.00am at Aiyekale community.
“Out of 19 passengers, 11 persons died on the spot; one died in the hospital while seven sustained injures,” he said.
Two persons died in the second crash.
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