19 die in road traffic crash on Kaduna-Abuja highway

The Kaduna State Government said no fewer than 19 persons have died in a road crash on Kaduna-Abuja highway.A statement issued by Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, on Monday in Kaduna, indicated that 34 other passengers sustained injuries and were evacuated to hospital.Aruwan said, “

have reported that 19 people died in a ghastly road crash at the Kateri axis the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday.“According to the report, the crash, which occurred late on Sunday evening, involved a DAF trailer and was caused by a combination speeding and an exploded tyre, leading to loss control,

which caused the to veer the bush.“A total 53 people were involved in the crash, 16 these died on the spot, with three later confirmed dead.”He added that the survivors were receiving treatment in hospital.Aruwan also said that the driver,

Auwal Idris, had informed security officials that all the passengers boarded the at Kara in Lagos and were heading to Kano, with a few of them disembarking in Zaria. (NAN)