8 killed in Zamfara auto crash
Public Relations Officer of Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Auwal Usman Ruwan Doruwa, told Daily Trust that the accident occurred when a driver of a car conveying three persons tried to dodge a pothole but skidded off the road and collided with another car coming from Kebbi State.
“The driver, who was believed to be a staff of Federal Inland Revenue Service, was driving from Kano to Sokoto. However, the other three persons involved including a lecturer in a university were passengers” “It was a private car, and the driver who was also the owner decided to pick passengers from Kano to Sokoto as some private car owners do whenever travelling.
“But the other vehicle conveying four persons was coming from Ribah in the neighbouring Kebbi State and heading to Sheme town in Katsina State for a family visit. Those who survived the accident said the driver was over-speeding.
“Eight persons onboard the vehicles died while two victims who sustained injuries are responding to treatment in the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, and another medical facility in Maru local government,” he further said.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state did not give further details but referred our correspondent to the police, who he said were involved in the rescue operation.