Four dead, three injured in Katsina auto crash

FRSC officials

The accident happened in Katsina, North West Nigeria.

Four persons died and three others sustained injuries on Monday in an auto crash at Hayin-Gada Village on Funtua-Kano Road in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The accident, which occurred about 7 .30 a.m., involved a truck and a commercial Volkswagen Golf car that was carrying seven passengers.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Aminu Sadiq, said the driver of the car tried to dodge a pothole when he ran into the oncoming truck.

Mr. Sadiq said the car was transporting seven passengers from Kankara Local Government Area to Malumfashi when the incident occurred.

He said the truck was travelling from Kano to Lagos.

He said three passengers died on the spot while another died at Malumfashi General Hospital, where the victims were taken to by a team of policemen.

Mr. Sadiq advised road users against over speeding and dangerous overtaking.

On February 11, seven members of a family died on a spot near the same scene when a vehicle tried to avoid the pothole.


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