Tragedy hit the Northern state of Sokoto as a road accident killed six people and injured 15 on Sunday June 10, 2019, along the Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi road around Gidan Mahada filling station.
The incident was confirmed by Mohammad Kaugama Kabo, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state. He stated that the crash was a lone accident in which was involved a white canter truck with registeration number JEG 664 XA of Kebbi State.
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According to the Commander, the driver of the truck had departed from Ibadan – Oyo State, and was heading to Illela town, an area in Sokoto when the accident occurred. Fatigue and overspeeding were the factors responsible for this accident in Sokoto, he revealed.
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Kabo further said that FRSC and police personnel evacuated victims of the crash to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital.
“Six people, all male, and adults died on the spot while 15 others had various degree of injury and were conveyed to Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching University (UDUTH) by the FRSC rescue team,” he added.
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