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Road crash claims 12 lives, 28 injured on Zaria-Kano expressway

A road crash involving an articulated vehicle with a registration number KTG 454 ZZ along the Zaria-Kano expressway has claimed 12 lives and 28 injured.

SOLACEBASE reports that the accident that occurred at Tashar Yari Village at about 7.36 am on Monday, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was attributed to overtaking, over-speeding and overloading.

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A statement issued by the media office of the FRSC in Kaduna on Monday said the Chairman of Makarfi Local Government and the Unit Commander, Tashar Yari were on the ground to assess the incident.

‘’Furthermore, an investigation of the incident has revealed that forty (40)people were involved in the crash, 28 got injured, and 12 were deceased. The injured were conveyed to Mararfi General Hospital for further treatment,’’ the statement said.

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‘’The owner of the vehicle who is in Azare, Bauchi has been communicated and directed to report to.RS1.1 Kaduna Sector Command while the driver of the Trailer is reportedly among the deceased.’’

‘’What we witnessed today is avoidable, hence our resolve to continue to reach out to Stakeholders particularly transport unions to preach and sensitize their drivers on the dangers of Excessive speeding,  overloading, dangerous driving and use of phone while driving, among others.’’

‘’The Corps in Kaduna will strive to continue to work hard and liaise with transport Stakeholders and the media in preaching the word of safety.’’

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The statement quoted the Kaduna FRSC Sector Commander, Kabir Y Nadabo as saying,’’ I want to appeal to motorists to imbibe the culture and conduct of safe driving particularly on Highways. May I use this medium to appreciate the Kaduna State Government for the untiring support to FRSC activities in the state, and to the media for aligning with FRSC values in spreading the word of safety.’’


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