5 die, 32 injured in auto crash

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Five died while 32 others sustained injuries when an articulated vehicle was involved in accident on in Malumfashi Local Government Area of .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred at about 10.30 a.m. at Wanzamai village on Funtua-Kano Road when the driver was said to have lost control of the steering.

occurred close to the office of the Federal Road Commission () in the area.

The lone accident involved a trailer with registration number XA 471 KAT carrying 30 cows and 50 passengers.

of the passengers in the vehicle, Malam Garba Iliya, said the truck was going to Lagos.

.“The driver lost control and veered the road throwing all of us into the bush”, Iliya said.

The Malunfashi Unit of , Malam Tijjani Muhammad, told NAN that the truck was going to Lagos. “The trailer carried 30 cows and 50 passengers.’’

Tijjani, who spoke on behalf of the Sector , Malam Habu Dauda, said the dead and the had been taken to Malumfashi General Hospital.

He decried road accidents on Malumfashi-Dayi and Marabar-Kankara , attributing the situation to “ driving attitudes.’’