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Police confirm 17 dead in Katsina road accident

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed that no fewer than 17 persons were killed in a road accident; on Mai’adua-Shargalle Road in Mashi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

This contained in a statement the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, released to newsmen on Monday in Katsina.

He said that the accident, which involved an articulated vehicle with registration number XE 611 KTN; occurred at Yardudu Village in Mashi LGA.

Isah added that the vehicle from Mai’adua LGA loaded with cows; and passengers going to Lagos.

He said the accident occurred when the carrier attached to the vehicle detached itself; led to the fall off a bridge thereby killing the passengers and animals.

The police spokesman said that the Primary Health Centre; Mashi confirmed 17 persons dead; while 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Isah added that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Sanusi Buba, commiserated with residents of the state over the incident.

According to him, the commissioner had already summoned a meeting; with relevant stakeholders in the transport industry on how to avert future occurrence.

Meanwhile, Bauchi State Police Command on Thursday said that 25 persons were burnt to death in a road accident along Bauchi- Ningi Road in Bauchi State.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abubakar Kamal, revealed this to newsmen via a statement in Bauchi.

Kamal said the accident occurred, which occurred in the early hours of Thursday December 12, involved two vehicles; a Peugeot J5 Bus and a Toyota 18-seater Hummer bus.

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