Horror car accident claims 22 lives on Kano-Kaduna Expressway

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

No fewer than 22 people lost their lives when an articulated vehicle with registration No: WDL 502 XA suffered a tyre blowout on the Kano-Kaduna Expressway on Friday.

The FRSC Unit Commander in Tashar-Yari, Ahmed Sa’idu-Daura, who was at the scene of the accident at Tashar-Musa, Makarfi Local Government, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Mr. Sa’idu-Daura said 58 others sustained varying degrees of injuries from the accident.

He said the truck overloaded with both people and wood.

Mr. Sa’idu-Daura said the injured persons were taken to a primary healthcare centre at Tashar-Yari.

Those found to be seriously would be referred to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria from the primary healthcare centre, he said.

Mr. Saidu-Daura cautioned motorists against speeding, overloading and all other forms of reckless driving to ensure safety of lives and properties.

“I want to use this medium to call on motorists to be mindful of the fact that lives of those people onboard their vehicles are in their hands.



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  • Kallah Bature

    FRSC will ignore overload by Trucks and start their usual admonition after such fatal accidents. They will rather stop rich looking motorists for no good reason.

    • Rumournaire

      Indeed, FRSC seems to have lost focus. I see extremely unstable and overloaded vehicles, some emitting such thick smoke as could blind other motorists, and I wonder how such vehicles are not stopped and impounded.

      • Ali Mubi

        Please don’t mind them.The government should as a matter of urgency merge FRSC with the police,because they have never been useful.They have been a conduit for collosal waste eversince. They abondon their primary responsibility and start chasing shadows.