Breaking: Auto crash claims 6 lives in Zamfara

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Six persons lost their lives on Friday in Zamfara when two 18-seater commercial buses collided along Tsafe-Gusau road.

Spokesman for Zamfara Police Command, DSP Mohammed Shehu said the accident was caused by over-speeding.

“Fortunately, our men who are on constant patrol on the road, were at hand and they immediately came to the victims’ rescue.

“Five persons died on the spot while the sixth died when our patrol team brought them to the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau,” said the police spokesman.

Shehu said that the survivors were treated at the Accident and Emergency Ward while the dead bodies were deposited in the hospital mortuary.

He charged motorists to avoid over-speeding and reckless driving as well as ensure that their vehicles were in good condition before plying the road. (NAN)

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