Four killed, 10 injured in Jigawa truck accident

Posted by News Express | 5 April 2019 | 972 times

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At least four people have been killed and 10 others injured in a fatal accident in Jigawa State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Friday.

Haruna who also confirmed the casualty figures said the accident took place on Friday occurred along the major road linking Jigawa and Kano States.

He explained that a truck involved in the incident was loaded with livestock including goats and poultry, and conveying them to Delta State in Nigeria’s south-south region.

The command’s spokesman added that a car rammed into the truck while the driver who caused the accident due to his recklessness was on the run.

The driver of the truck, Shehu Ibrahim, also narrated how the accident occurred.

He said, “I was just driving when I noticed a Mercedes Benz trying to overtake another car and it was moving around as if the driver had lost control of the car.

“I tried to move away off the road, but the driver drove towards the truck and that was how our truck crashed.”

“Three people died on the spot while the other person died on the way to the hospital. The driver of the Mercedes Benz who was not injured ran away and left his vehicle,” Ibrahim added. (ChannelsTV)

Source: News Express

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