FRSC: How Dangote trailer killed 15 in Zamfara crash

Jan 8 2017 - 9:23pm
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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Zamfara State Command has confirmed 15 persons dead in a ghastly accident which occurred along Gusau-Tsafe road in the early ours of Sunday.

Sector Commander, Amos Thilizer told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  on Sunday.

He said the accident was caused by Dangote cement trailer driver , who lost control and ran into a Toyota hiace, killing all the passengers.

The sector commander further said that three other persons  who were in the trailer sustained various degree of injuries and had being taken to General hospital Tsafe  for medical care.

He said 15  corpses were later deposited at the Tsafe general hospital mortuary while efforts were being made to contact their relatives.

He said the bus was coming to Gusau from Kano, while the trailer was on its way to Zaria.
He advised  motorised to avoid over speeding which he said was largely responsible for  road crash.

He reminded road users of the need to avoid night  journey especially during harmattan and raining season. .

The sector commander also said the law on the used of speed limiting device had taken effect and that road users should comply.

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