Road Accident FRSC confirms 13 persons dead in Katsina

A faulty tyre of a Volkswagen vehicle caused it to run off the road and ram a parked truck in the process.

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Thirteen persons have been confirmed dead in a road accident that occurred Malumfashi-Dabai road in Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Casualties were confirmed by the FRSC Sector Commander, Alhaji Abdu Bagadawa, who made the disclosure in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The accident happened on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, in Unguwar-Iliya village of Katsina.

According to reports, the vehicle involved are a Volkswagen, with registration number KAF 608 XA carrying 18 passengers and a Dangote trailer with registration number, TRN 130 XA.

The accident reportedly occurred due to a busted tyre belonging to the Volkswagen which caused it to run off the road and hit the parked trailer.

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Five victims sustained serious injuries in addition to the thirteen confirmed dead.

Bagadawa urged motorists to install speed limit devices in their vehicles to ensure safety of occupants.

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