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Fatal truck accident in Kebbi kills 11, injures 10

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Fatal truck accident in Kebbi kills 11, injures 10

At least 11 passengers have died with 10 others injured in a road accident that occurred in the Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

The incident happened on Friday, November 3 and involved a Volvo DAF truck registered as KWA 230 SKK.

The vehicle was driven by a 40-year-old man named Sule from the Gada Local Government Area of Sokoto.

The Kebbi State Police Command revealed that police personnel from the Shanga Division attended to the injured victims.

The statement read: “The truck which was loaded with passengers and bags of beans was coming from Sokoto to Ibadan, Oyo State. On reaching Giron Masa village, Shanga LGA, the driver of the truck lost control. As a result, it somersaulted and 21 passengers sustained various degrees of injuries.

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“On receipt of the report, a team of Policemen from Shanga Division rushed to the scene and evacuated the victims to General Hospital Shanga for treatment.

“The medical doctor confirmed 11 dead, while the remaining victims are responding to treatment.”

In the statement, Abubakar disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Aimionowane, had commiserated with the families of the deceased passengers while praying for the peaceful repose of the souls.

The CP called on the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), and other road users to always put adequate safety measures in their vehicles to prevent future re-occurrences.

Aimionowane also advised road users to observe speed limits, avoid overloading, recklessness, and be more careful while driving.

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