Nineteen individuals have died in a deadly street crash which occurred on the Kateri axis of the Kaduna-Abuja freeway on Sunday March 21.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Ministry of Inside Safety and Residence Affairs, who confirmed the incident in a press release on Monday, March 22, mentioned 34 others had been injured and are actually receiving remedy in a hospital.
In response to Aruwan, the crash, which occurred late on Sunday night, March 21, concerned a business DAF trailer and was brought on by a mixture of rushing, and an exploding tyre, resulting in a lack of management, which brought on the automobile to veer into the bush.
“A complete of fifty-three (53) individuals had been concerned within the crash; 16 of those died on the spot, with three others later confirmed useless. Thirty-four (34) sustained accidents which ranged from bruises and cuts to dislocations and head accidents. They had been evacuated from the scene by personnel of the Federal Street Security Corps. The survivors are receiving remedy in hospital,” he mentioned.
Officers of the Ministry of Inside Safety and Residence Affairs, visited the positioning of the crash to establish the report of occasions and keep away from misrepresentations of the incident.
In response to Auwal Idris, the motive force, many of the passengers on board the ill-fated trailer had been picked at Kara, by a filling station in Lagos, with some to be dropped off at Zaria, whereas Kano was meant to be the ultimate vacation spot.
Aruwan mentioned Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed shock and disappointment on the report, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those that perished within the crash, whereas sending condolences to their households. He additionally wished the injured victims a speedy restoration.
The Governor counseled the personnel of the Federal Street Security Corps for his or her swift response, and immediate evacuation of the casualties from the scene.
He enjoined drivers on the path to train warning always and keep away from probably harmful driving practices like rushing.