19 die,38 injured in Katsina road accident

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No fewer than 19 persons have been confirmed died and 38 injured in a ghastly road accident on Daudawa-Funtua road in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)Sector Commander in the state, Mr. Godwin Ngeuku, made the confirmation to newsmen on Friday in Katsina.

Ngeuku, disclosed that the incident happened on Friday morning at Daudawa, few kilometres to Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State, involving a Mitsubishi Canter vehicle.

He said the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle while speeding, skidded off the road, somersaulted and killed some passengers instantly.

The sector commander stated that the vehicle, with registration number DKA 654 ZP, was on its way to Sokoto axis with about 57 passengers

He said the FRSC rescue team immediately rushed to the scene of the accident and took the injured persons to Funtua General Hospital for medical attention and evacuated the corpses.

Ngeuku urged drivers to desist from overloading, speeding and continue to abide by the traffic rules and regulations as part of measures to avert crashes on the highways.

The Chairman of Funtua Local Government Area, Lawal Sani, expressed sadness at the incident.

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