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Road accident in Sokoto leaves 6 dead, 15 injured

By Chris Odogwu
Publish on June 13, 2019

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Tears during democracy celebrations.. A road accident occurred in Sokoto, killing up to 6 people and injuring 15. Click below to read the full story.

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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Chris Odogwu

Chris Odogwu is a freelance Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising major) from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them. Connect with him on LinkedIn (Chris Odogwu), Twitter & Instagram (Chris_Odogwu).

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