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New Year day accident kills 2 in Katsina

Katsina — Katsina State Sector Command of Federal Roads Safety Commission, FRSC, Wednesday, said two people died in a New Year day accident at Dandagoro, in Batagarawa Local Government area of the state.

Alhaji Habu Dauda, the FRSC Sector Commander, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen yesterday in Katsina. He said a man and a woman lost their lives in the accident, which occurred at 9.22pm on January 1.

Dauda said the accident involved an unmarked motorbike and a Volkswagen Golf 3 car, with plate number CF927ABC. He said one of the two men on the motorbike and a woman in the car died on the spot, while three other victims were rushed to the Katsina General Hospital.

Dauda advised motorists to avoid driving on the wrong lane, and to always abide by traffic rules and regulations to forestall such incidence.

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He pledged that the FRSC would continue to enlighten road users on the dangers associated with wrong overtaking, over speeding and reckless driving.

An eyewitness, Malam Musa Aliyu, blamed the incident on the motorbike operator, who was said to have collided with the car while riding on the wrong lane.


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