Road Accidents Claimed 27 Lives, Injured 114 Others


Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in Katsina State, Alhaji Habu Dauda, has said at least 27 persons were killed in various road accidents in the state in the last quarter of 2012.

Speaking to newsmen in Katsina yesterday, Dauda said 114 others sustained injuries in the road mishaps recorded across the state within the period under review.

He said during the period, 37 accidents were recorded in the state involving 62 vehicles, which led to the figures captured.

“This indicated a slight reduction in the number of road mishaps recorded in the same period in 2011 in the state, when 40 accidents were recorded.”

The commander expressed concern on the way motor accidents occurred despite the good roads across the state.

He, however, attributed the occurrence of accidents to over-speeding, overloading and reckless overtaking. Dauda advised motorists to shun these acts to ensure safety on the roads and reduce accidents and deaths.


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