No fewer than 10 passengers and 30 cows were killed when a trailer heading to the south from Katsina lost control and crashed at Gora village in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The accident, which occurred early hours of Thursday, 10 February 2022 also injured many others.
According to Vanguard, an eyewitness from the community, Mallam Bilya said that “the trailer loaded with cows and passengers was heading to Warri, Delta State, from Dankama in Kaita LGA of Katsina State when it lost control at Gora village and somersaulted between 12 and 1 am on Thursday.
One of the surviving victims, who is said to be currently receiving treatment at the Malumfashi General Hospital, said “most of the casualties are from Kaita LGA of Katsina State and their relatives have since been contacted.”
The Public Relations Officer of Federal Roads Safety Corps in the state, Abubakakar Usman, who confirmed the incident said “the accident was a lone crash that happened at about 12.10 am early hours of Thursday at Gora Ward of Malumfashi Local Government Area, involving a trailer with registration number KTN 495 XA, overladen with animals and Passengers, en route to southern Nigeria when it lost control at a sharp bend and crashed. We are yet to confirm the number of people that died there but according to eyewitnesses and our men on rescue they saw 30 cows dead.
“On the number of passengers killed, the state FRSC PRO said, “our accident investigation teams are there right now and we are waiting for their reports and will update you with the details later.”
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