Auto crash claims 25 lives along Kano-Kaduna highway  – FRSC


 The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said no fewer than 25 persons died while 53 persons were injured in an accident that occurred along the  Kano-Kaduna highway on Monday.

The Corp’s Public Education Officer , Olusegun Ogungbemide, said  this in a statement in Abuja.

He said the crash involved a  trailer conveying about 90  persons at about 03:15am.

Ogungbemide said that the accident was caused by speed violation that eventually led the vehicle to lose control.

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“However, FRSC emergency and rescue team was able to rescue 12 persons without injury from the crash.

“The rescued victims have been taken to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist hospital in Kano for proper medical attention,’’ he said.

Ogungbemide said already the truck driver had been arrested and handed over to the Police for further investigation and possible prosecution.

The spokesman, however, quoted the FRSC Corps Marshal, Shehu Mohammed as calling on traditional and religious leaders to join FRSC in the campaign against conveying humans, goods and animals by trailers.

Shehu also enjoined them to caution their subjects against traveling on such trailers. (NAN)

By Ibironke Ariyo

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