22 traders die in ghastly road accident

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FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Twenty-two traders have died in a motor accident that occurred on the Tunga Giwa – Ruwa road in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi.

The accident occurred when a Toyota Canter vehicle that tried to avoid a pot-hole, hit a motorcyclist and somersaulted, killing the cyclist and 22 passengers in the van.

The Sole Administrator of Shanga, Garba Salihu, told Governor Atiku Bagudu that the traders were returning from Tungan Giwa market when the incident happened.

Mr. Salihu said the vehicle rolled into a ditch and caught fire.

He said 22 persons on board the vehicle died on the spot, while eight sustained injuries and were receiving treatment at the Yauri General Hospital.

Mr. Bagudu, who was on an official visit to the area, participated in the funeral prayer for the victims who were buried in a mass grave.

The governor sympathised with the survivors and pledged to settle their medical bills and render further assistance.

(NAN)


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  • Ukpaka

    Don’t just settle their hospital bill, fix the cause of all these accidents……………fix the roads/potholes. I’m pretty sure this is not the first time somebody has died because of potholes that shouldn’t cost much to fix.

    • uche

      i concur with you….the major problem is the bad roads…followed by over speeding ….these drivers need orientation….

  • Ola

    Over speeding is the biggest problem we have on Nigerian roads. I travel by road a lot and the reckless driving attitude of commercial and even private car owners is scary.

    If one is not over speeding, then it is easier to avoid pot holes and accidents.

  • Ola

    Again most of our commercial passenger buses shouldn’t be on the road in the first place. They are mostly rickety with worn tires.