A ghastly motor accident has claimed 16 lives leaving several others with various degrees of injury along Tsafe-Gusau Road in Zamfara state.
Confirming the accident, Public Relations Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Zamfara State Command, Yassir Shehu, said the accident was due to over speeding and involved four vehicles along Fegin Danmarke in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.
Yasir Shehu Further stated that the corpses were deposited at Tsafe General Hospital, while those with severe injuries were admitted at the same hospital.
Governor Bello Matawalle was at the hospital to lead the funeral activities condoled families of those who lost their loved ones in the accident and prayed for the quick recovery of those that sustained injuries.
The Governor further declared three days mourning in honour of the victims, while the Nigerian flag will fly at half-mast during the period.