Road accident claims lives of 11 youths along Katsina-Niger highway
The Federal Road Safety Corps in Katsina State has confirmed to newsmen that no fewer than 11 youths have lost their lives in a single road accident on Sunday night – two-days after Sallah.
This was disclosed to our sources by the Katsina Sector Commander of the corps, Mr. Godwin Ngueku on Monday in Katsina.
According to him, “the accident occurred when a Peugeot saloon car carrying the youths had a head-on collision with a tipper truck along Katsina-Niger Republic highway at about 8:00 p.m.
All the occupants of the Peugeot saloon car died at the scene of the accident.
The corpses of the youths have since been evacuated to the Katsina General Hospital mortuary at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening and family members of the victims have started identifying and claiming the corpses.
Mr. Godwin Ngueku also appealed to parents to caution their children against reckless drinking and driving along the highways.