Nigeria: Cement Truck Kills 4 in Sokoto

The Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Sokoto State Command, on Friday said four people were crushed to death by a truck conveying cement at More Junction near Federal Science College, Sokoto.

Usman Khaliel, FRSC Rescue Officer, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto, said the incident occurred at about 11.40 p.m. on Thursday.

Mr. Khaliel said the heavy vehicle with registration number: Kano RAN 705 XA veered off the road and rammed into shops at the junction, killing the victims.

He said that corpses of the victims had been deposited at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.

He said that four other people who sustained various degrees of injury including driver of the truck were receiving treatment in the same hospital.

El-mustapha Sani, the spokesman of the State Police Command, also confirmed the incident.


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