From Okwe Obi, Abuja

No fewer than 18 persons lost their lives in road crashes in Gaya junction in Kano State and Tashar Yari, Kaduna State, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, in a statement yesterday by the Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal, Jonas Agwu, said the Gaya Junction crash involved 2 vehicles, a Toyota Hiace Bus and a Hijet Bus registered as KTG 190 XB & KTG 501YG respectfully.

According to him, the report also revealed that the Gaya crash which was occasioned by speed limit violation, tyre burst involved 28 people comprising of 17 male adults, 5 female adults, 2 male children and 4 female children.

From the number, 16 victims comprising of 5 male adults, 5 female adults, 2 male children and 4 female children were injured while 12 persons including the driver, all male adults got killed.

He warned motorists to shun negligence and comply with maximum safety requirements.

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“FRSC rescue team that conducted the rescue operations have taken the injured victim to Gaya General hospital for emergency medical attention, while the dead bodies have been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.

“On the other hand, the Tashan Yari crash involved a total of 57 people comprising of 30 male adults, 22 female adults, and 5 female children.

“From this number also, 30 victims were injured comprising of 12 male adults, 15 female adults and 3 female children as 6 of the victims all male adults were reported killed.

“The crash which involved a trailer was caused by speed limit violation, use of worn out tyre that eventually led to loss of control.

“The injured victims and the corpses were conveyed to General Hospital Makarfi, Kaduna State.

“The Corps Marshal has also directed Commanding Officers to expedite action towards enforcing compliance on road traffic violations,” he said.