Fatal road mishap claims 19 lives in Nigeria

Fatal road mishap claims 19 lives in Nigeria

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Lagos, Apr 6 : At least 19 people died and 38 others injured in a fatal road accident on Daudawa-Funtua road in Faskari of Katsina State, road safety official confirmed on Saturday.

According to Daily post Nigeria, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Godwin Ngeuku said that the vehicle with registration number DKA 654 ZP, was on its way to Sokoto axis with about 57 passengers when the incident occurred on Friday.

He said that the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle while speeding, thereby skidded off the road, somersaulted and killed some passengers instantly. The sector commander said that FRSC rescue team immediately rushed to the scene of the accident and took the injured persons to Funtua General Hospital for medical attention and evacuated the corpses.

Ngueku urged drivers to desist from overloading, speeding and continue to abide by the traffic rules and regulations as part of measures to avert crashes on the highways. According to a FRSC report, there were 9,383 road traffic crashes reported in 2017 across the country, of which 2,587 were fatal and killing a total of 5,121 people.