19 die, 34 injured in Kaduna-Abuja road crash




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No fewer 19 commuters have died and 34 injured in an auto crash on the -Abuja Highway.

The crash occurred on Sunday in the Kateri area the expressway.

State Commissioner for Internal and Affairs Samuel Aruwan said the happened when the tyre a speeding DAF trailer exploded.

agencies have reported that 19 people died in a ghastly road traffic crash at the Kateri axis the -Abuja highway on Sunday,” Aruwan said.


“According to the report, the crash, which occurred on Sunday evening, involved a commercial DAF trailer and caused by a combination of speeding, and an exploding tyre, leading to a loss of control, which caused the vehicle to veer into the bush.

“A of 53 people were involved in the crash; 16 of these died on the spot, with three later confirmed dead. Thirty-four (34) sustained injuries which ranged from bruises and cuts to dislocations and head injuries. They were evacuated from the scene by of the .

“The survivors are receiving treatment in hospital.”

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