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10 dead, many injured in Zamfara accident

Ten people have died in a ghastly motor accident along Kasuwar Daji—Gusau Road in Zamfara state, the State Police Command has announced.

A statement signed by the Zamfara Command, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Mohammed Shehu issued to newsmen in Gusau, said the accident occurred yesterday night around 09:00pm, when a trailer conveying passengers and goods from Kasuwar Daji market was involved in the accident.

It added that Ten (10) persons died on the spot while 45 others sustained injuries and were rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Gusau for treatment.

According to the statement, corpses of the deceased passengers have been deposited at the Federal Medical Center Mortuary, Gusau and will be handed over to their relations for burial, meanwhile investigation has commenced.

Commissioner of Police, CP Usman Nagogo, commiserates with the families of the deceased and prays almighty Allah to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, the statement said.

The statement further appeals to the general public especially drivers of commercial vehicles to refrain from reckless driving and obey all Traffic Regulations, as violators will face the full wrath of the law.

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