1 dead, 17 injured in accident in Sokoto

Sokoto – The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) in
Sokoto State said that one person died while 17 others
sustained injuries in an accident that occurred between
Sokoto and Sabon-garin Kwannawa on Monday.
Mr Kuteb Takum, the Sector Commander of the Commission
in the state, who confirmed the accident, said the victims
were returning from a ceremony in Sabon-garin Kwannawa–
outskirt of Sokoto.
He said in Sokoto that the vehicle –Pick-up van– marked Edo
XF 739 BEN, somersaulted at the Sabon-garin Kwannawa
Junction at about 10 a.m.
“The driver of the vehicle, who is now on the run, lost the
control of the vehicle while on Kwannawa- Sokoto highway.
“It was not a head on collision, the van somersaulted several
times after the driver lost the control of the vehicle and
veered off the road,’’ he said.
Takum said that one person died immediately while other
sustained injuries.
He said that seven of the injured were receiving treatment at
the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
According to him, the remaining 10 injured are responding
to treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto. (NAN)

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