BREAKING NEWS: Accident claims 10 passengers along Kaduna-Abuja highway

Accident claims 10 passengers along Kaduna-Abuja highway

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says about 10 passengers were killed in a crash involving a DAF trailer on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.

A statement on Tuesday by Jonas Agwu, FRSC spokesman explained that the Monday crash resulted from excessive speed, overloading and fatigue.

According to him, “The lost control of the wheels and crashed into a ditch at about 10:30hrs with all the 172 male passengers aboard the trailer.”

According to News Agency of (NANS, Mr Agwu said that 10 of the passengers died while 48 sustained injuries, explaining that the FRSC rescue team evacuated the victims to St. Anthony and Umaru Musa Yar'Adua hospitals in Kaduna.

The statement explained that efforts are ongoing by FRSC Operatives to follow up on the injured victims in the hospitals to ensure they receive necessary medical attention.

Corps Marshal Dauda Ali-Biu urged all sector commanders to strengthen nationwide enforcement and advocacy campaigns against speeding, overloading and reckless driving as steps to curtail accidents in the country's highways.

He also stated that they must also caution trailer drivers against conveying human beings on top of goods in their vehicles and directed the commanders to commence -oriented patrol operations with mobile courts along critical corridors with immediate effect.

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