A fatal accident at the Kateri axis of the Kaduna-Abuja highway killed 19 persons on Sunday March 21.
The fatal accident was confirmed in a statement by the Commissioner Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan,
He said on Monday, March 22, that 34 others were injured and are now receiving treatment in a hospital.
He said the crash occurred late on Sunday evening, March 21.
According to him, the crash involved a commercial DAF trailer and was caused by a combination of speeding, and an exploding tyre, leading to a loss of control, which caused the vehicle to veer into the bush.
“A total of fifty-three (53) people were involved in the crash; 16 of these died on the spot, with three others later confirmed dead. Thirty-four (34) sustained injuries which ranged from bruises and cuts to dislocations and head injuries. They were evacuated from the scene by personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps. The survivors are receiving treatment in hospital,”
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