Four dead, many injured in Sallah rush road mishaps

July 31, 2020
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Four persons have been confirmed dead while six have been seriously injured in an accident that occurred on Lambata–Minna road on Friday.

The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, sector commander, Mr. Joel Dagwa, who disclosed this to newsmen in Minna Said that the accident which occurred at about 23.40 hours at Kwanan Bakwai village of Gurara Local Government Area, involved a Mazda car and an articulated vehicle.

“Ten people were involved in the mishap; four were killed, 6 sustained various degree of injuries and were taken to Federal Medical Centre, Gawun Babangida, for treatment, while the four corpses were deposited at Sabon Wuse Mortuary,” Dagwa said.

He further explained that the truck was carrying cosmetics from Lagos to Kano, while the Mazda car overloaded with 8 passengers took off from Lambata to Minna the state capital.

According to him, the accident occurred due to too much speed violation and loss of control.

”We will continue to sustain our aggressive patrols across all major highways to ensure that road users adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to avoid road accidents during and after the ongoing Sallah celebration across the state,” he added.

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