10 die, 31 Injured in Kaduna Auto Crash

Ten persons died while 31 others were injured in a fatal auto crash along the busy Kauna- Zaria expressway.

According to the Zaria unit of the Federal Road Safety Corps, the accident involving three vehicles, occurred on a bridge close to the Kaduna State-owned Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Daily Trust writes.

The Corps Public Enlightenment Unit through Idris Yahaya, described the accident as pathetic, adding that the three vehicles involved were a luxury bus marked GDD 361 YE, a car marked SGR 57 XA and an articulated vehicle marked LND 246 XE.

Mukhtar Zubairu, the Zaria Unit Commander of the corps said there were 48 persons in the vehicles, out of which nine people were burnt to death, while one woman died at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, Zaria.

He said the 31 injured persons, including the driver of the luxurious bus were receiving treatment at the hospital, while seven others escaped with minor injuries.

Zubairu advised drivers on long journey to always stretch their legs after travelling for three or four hours, as doing this reduces fatigue.

The accident comes in a bloody week for motorists in the country after nine died and over 54 vehicles were burnt after the tanker explosion on the Otedola Bridge in Lagos State.

The FRSC has calle don drivers to avoid over speeding in this rainy season.

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