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11 Dead, 54 others injured in Kebbi auto crash- Police

The police have confirmed the death of eleven passengers following a fatal motor accident along Mayama-Kojo road in Kebbi state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Nafiu Abubakar in a statement on Tuesday revealed that 54 others were injured in the accident involving a DAF Trailer with REG. NO. SKK837X was driven by a yet-to-be-identified driver.

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The statement said the trailer was conveying passengers, bags of onions, bags of beans, and six (6) motorcycles traveling from Goronyo LGA of Sokoto State to Niger State before the unfortunate accident in Kebbi state.

It said the driver lost control of the vehicle as the truck head suddenly severed from the body.

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Consequently, the truck head alone, swerved into the bush, as a result, sixty-five (65) passengers, all males from Sokoto State, including the driver sustained various degrees of serious injuries.

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According to the statement, the victims were rushed to Koko General Hospital, where a medical Doctor confirmed Eleven of the passengers dead, while the remaining victims are currently responding to treatment.


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