Kaduna State Authorities on Monday mentioned 19 street travellers died whereas 34 others sustained accidents throughout an accident alongside Kaduna-Abuja street.
This was contained in an announcement on Monday.
The assertion which was issued by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Inner Safety and House Affairs, mentioned, “Safety businesses have reported that 19 folks died within the auto street crash on the Kateri axis of the Kaduna-Abuja freeway on Sunday.
“In keeping with the report, the crash, which occurred late on Sunday night, concerned a business DAF trailer and was attributable to 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) folks have been concerned within the crash; 16 of those died on the spot, with three others later confirmed lifeless. Thirty-four (34) sustained accidents which ranged from bruises and cuts to dislocations and head accidents. They have been evacuated from the scene by personnel of the Federal Highway Security Corps.”
The assertion additional added that,”The survivors are receiving remedy within the hospital.
“Officers of the Ministry of Inner Safety and House Affairs visited the location of the crash to establish the report of occasions and keep away from misrepresentations of the incident.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed shock and unhappiness 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.
“Going additional, the Governor counseled the personnel of the Federal Highway Security Corps for his or her swift response, and immediate evacuation of the casualties from the scene.
“The Governor enjoined drivers on the path to train warning always and keep away from probably harmful driving practices like rushing,” the assertion mentioned.