Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road accident, 16 died!


Barely 24 hours after a motor accident claimed 14 lives on Kaduna - Abuja Highway, another accident has occurred in Kaduna State, leaving 16 people dead. The accident which involved a truck with registration number Kano XC 230 GML was said to be carrying about 119 passengers heading to Kaduna from Lagos.

 Kaduna State zonal office of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), yesterday confirmed the death of the 16 people, adding that 81 of the passengers were injured, while others survived the accident.
 The accident, according to the rescue officer of the FRSC, Superintendent Mohammed Ibrahim occurred at about 5.30 am, few kilometers to Birnin Gwari town and over 100 kilometers to Kaduna.

 The cause of the accident, according to the Road Safety officer, overloading and speeding by the driver of the truck. The injured passengers were said to be receiving treatment in a nearby hospital in the area where the accident occurred.
 The FRSC warned intending passengers to avoid vehicles that are often subjected to overloading and as well, take stance in cautioning drivers whenever they engage in over speeding.

 “We are warning drivers to avoid overspeeding and overloading because these are serious factors that often lead to road accident,” he said.
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