Leadership (Abuja)

31 December 2012

Nigeria: Seven Die in Katsina Auto Crash

About seven persons were feared dead, while 13 others sustained injuries in a late evening accident that occurred at Dayi village of Malumfashi local government area in Katsina state.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the auto crash which involved a Volkswagen Golf car and a Hiace bus, occurred Sunday evening when the two vehicles collided.

Narrating the incident, an eyewitness said "both cars were coming at a break neck speed and before we could realise what was happening, we heard screeching of car tyres followed immediately by wailing of passengers."

It was gathered that those who sustained injuries were taken to General Hospital Malumfashi.

When contacted, the spokesman of Katsina State Police Command, Supol Aminu Abubakar Sadik, confirmed the incident and noted that timely intervention of the police in evacuating injured persons to hospital saved further loss of lives.

"Our men arrived the scene and promptly evacuated some of the injured persons to Malumfashi General Hospital where they are currently receiving treatment," he said.

It would be recalled that only recently, nine persons died and 16 others sustained injuries in an auto accident that occurred at Hawa biyu along Malumfashi-Kafur road in Malumfashi local government area of the state.

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