Xmas: 19 die in Katsina road accident


Augustine Okezie, Katsina

 

19 people were confirmed dead in a ghastly motor accident along the Mararaban-maska road in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The accident which occurred Sunday night at about 8 pm, was confirmed by members of the Road Safety Corps, on Monday during an interview with The Nation

An eye witness at the scene of the accident told The Nation that an 18-seater bus collided with a truck, killing 19 people instantly leaving seven passengers with varying degrees of injuries.

Investigations further revealed that the bus had a brake failure and rammed into the truck, killing the 19 persons instantly, leaving seven others with varying degrees of injuries.

However, an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, on Monday said that: “A tanker fell on a Sharon vehicle and two other vehicles who were following the tanker also collided.

“Nineteen people died instantly, while many others who sustained injuries were rushed to the General Hospital, Funtua by men…



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