At least 22 persons have been reported dead with 58 others critically wounded after a vehicle with registration No: WDL 502 XA suffered burst tyre on the Kano-Kaduna Expressway on Friday, February 10, 2017.
The FRSC Unit Commander in Tashar-Yari, Ahmed Sa’idu-Daura, who was at the scene of the accident at Tashar-Musa, Makarfi Local Government, said that the vehicle which had a tyre burst due to speeding was also overloaded with both passengers and wood.
He added that the injured persons have since been taken to a primary healthcare centre at Tashar-Yari, while those in ‘critical condition’ would be referred to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria from the primary healthcare centre.
The unit commander, however, cautioned motorists against speeding, overloading and all other forms of reckless driving to ensure safety of lives and properties.
He said, “I want to use this medium to call on motorists to be mindful of the fact that lives of those people on-board their vehicles are in their hands.
“Remember, every single life is very important and is not worth wasting, hence, the need by every driver to be very cautious by driving safely.”