Nine persons perish in Kano motor accident


By Bosede Olufunmi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of nine persons in a motor accident at Kunar Dumawa in Dambatta Local Government, Kano.

Confirming the accident in a statement on Sunday, the FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, said 41 others were injured in the Sunday evening accident.

“We received a call at about 4:10p.m. on Sunday, so we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene for the rescue of victims at about 4:17p.m. as well as clearing the obstructions,” Mato said.

He said the crash occurred as a result of loss of control due to brake failure.

According to him, the accident involved three vehicles – a truck with registration number XA 111 SNN, a Volkswagen Golf 3 with registration number DAL 515 ZX and a Mercedes Benz without a registration number.

“The victims who lost their lives are three males, six females, while the remaining 41 victims sustained serious injures,” he said.

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Source: News Agency of Nigeria