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4 dead, 59 injured in Kaduna-Abuja Expressway auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kaduna Sector Command, says four  persons died and 59 others sustained  injuries in a road crash on the Kaduna-Abuja…

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kaduna Sector Command, says four  persons died and 59 others sustained  injuries in a road crash on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

The Sector Commander, Mr Kabir Nadabo,  told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the  road traffic crash occurred at Sabon Sara village along the expressway on Tuesday.

Nadabo said the tragic accident involved a trailer(Iveco) with registration number MKA 99YS and it occurred at around 03:30hrs.

“The combined rescue teams of RS1.113 Zhipe and RS1.17 Birnin Yero conducted the rescue, ” he said.

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According to him, the initial investigation revealed that the cause of the crash was overloading of goods and humans as well as fatigue .

Nadabo said, “Further investigation of the incident shows that  73 people were involved in the crash, 59 got injured, and sadly, 4 were deceased,”

He said the injured have been conveyed to St. Gerard and AP Smart Hospitals, all in Kakuri.

Nadabo explained that the FRSC would continue to call on the motoring public to adhere to all safety regulations on the road, adding, “As you all know, the yuletide season is the most travelled period of the year, thus the frequent road traffic crashes experienced.”

He  reassured that the corps was doing everything possible to curtail the menace of crashes and save lives and properties.

“Kaduna State is a critical corridor that links the North to the South, and this is why the Kaduna State Command has activated several measures and home-grown initiatives. (NAN).

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