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How scores die in Katsina road crash

Nineteen people were killed when a truck veered off of the road in Katsina state, a road safety official said on Saturday.

“The accident happened around 7:00 am (0600GMT) on Friday when the driver lost control due to fatigue and overloading,” Ibrahim Abdullahi of the Federal Roads Safety Commission told AFP.

“We evacuated 19 dead bodies and 38 injured passengers,” he said.

The accident happened at Daudawa village, 130 kilometres south of the state capital.

The truck was travelling from nearby Zamfara State.

Last week, 13 people were killed on a road in northern Bauchi state.


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