Thirty-five persons were killed in two auto crashes that occurred in Kebbi State on Sunday and Monday.
FRSC’s Sector Commander in the state, Mr Yusuf Aliyu-Haruna, told NAN in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday that 40 other persons sustained varying degrees of injury in the accidents.
He said, “Twelve persons lost their lives in the accident that occurred on Kalgo-Bunza Road on Sunday involving two vehicles.
“On Monday, 23 persons lost their lives while travelling in a truck carrying assorted grains from Illela to Ibadan on Jega-Koko Road.
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“Injured victims were taken to general hospitals in Kalgo and Jega LGAs.’’
Aliyu-Haruna attributed the accidents to overloading, over-speeding and use of expired tyres.
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