The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Zamfara State Command has confirmed 15 persons dead in a ghastly accident which occurred along Gusau-Tsafe road in the early hours of Sunday.
The latest in the series of accidents involving trucks belonging to Dangote Group is coming less than two weeks after a Dangote truck crushed a Second Republic Senator, Mukhtar Abdulkarim, to death on his way from Kano to Zamfara. On new year eve, another Dangote truck killed three persons in Ido Ekiti, Ido/Osi local government Area of Ekiti State.
Zamfara State FRSC Sector Commander, Amos Thilizer said on Sunday that the latest accident was caused by a Dangote cement trailer driver, who lost control and ran into a Toyota Hiace, killing all the passengers.
The sector commander further said that three other persons who were in the trailer sustained various degree of injuries and had being taken to General hospital Tsafe for medical care.
He said 15 corpses were later deposited at the Tsafe general hospital mortuary while efforts were being made to contact their relatives.
He said the bus was coming to Gusau from Kano, while the trailer was on its way to Zaria.
He advised motorists to avoid overspeeding which he said was largely responsible for the road crash.
He reminded road users of the need to avoid night journey especially during harmattan and raining season.
The sector commander also urged truck drivers to comply with the policy on use of speed limiting devices, which has recently come into force.
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