Road accidents kill 27, injure 114 in Katsina
Katsina—No fewer than 27 persons were killed in various road accidents in Katsina State in the last quarter of 2012, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in the state, Alhaji Habu Dauda, has said.
Dauda told newsmen in Katsina, yesterday, that 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.
Dauda said: “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, over-loading and reckless over-taking. Dauda advised motorists to shun these acts to ensure safety on the roads.