No fewer than 17 people have been killed and 14 injured in Katsina, after a truck loaded with cows travelling to Lagos was involved in an accident.
According to a police statement from the Katsina Police Command, the accident occurred on Sunday night along Mai’addua, Shargalle road, at Yardudu village, Mashi Local Governments Area of the state.
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“On 19/01/2020 at about 21:40hrs, a fatal motor accident occurred along Mai’addua – Shargalle road exactly at Yardudu village, Mashi LGA of Katsina state involving a motor vehicle DAF trailer with registration No. XE 611 KTN driven by one Sale Hangay, m, aged 35yrs of Katsina.
“The accident occurred when the driver was coming from Mai’adu’a LGA of Katsina state heading to Lagos state with the said trailer fully loaded with cows and passengers.
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“However, on reaching the scene of the accident the head of the trailer got disengaged from the carrier (body) and fell up under the bridge.
“Consequently, victims were evacuated to Primary Health Center, Mashi for treatment, where seventeen (17) passengers were confirmed dead by the attending physicians while fourteen (14) passengers admitted for various injuries received.
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“The Commissioner of Police Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, is commiserating with the good people of Katsina state over the unfortunate incident and has already summoned a meeting with all the relevant stakeholders of the transport industry in Katsina state”, the statement stated.