Fatal Auto crash claims 17 lives in Yobe

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday confirmed the death 17 persons and injury of four others in road traffic accident at Zubali village along Kano to Potiskum  road.

Mr. Yelwa Dio, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, said that the accident occurred Sunday night, involving a bus that rammed into a truck.

“Our rescue team discovered 21 persons in the two vehicles involved -14 males, one female adult and two female children, all perished in the accident.

“The bodies of the deceased have been deposited in the General Hospital, Potiskum, and the injured are also receiving medical assistance in the hospital,’’ Dio said.

He blamed the incident on speeding, lamenting that most drivers never needed to their warning .

“If you must embark on night journeys, ensure your lightening system is functional.

“Passengers must also ensure that they call drivers to order if they are speeding because if there is an accident, they will be involved,’’ he said. 

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