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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 31 August 2021


Kaduna crash claims 12 as vehicle suffers brake failure

Kaduna State governor, El-Rufai Kaduna State governor, El-Rufai

Twelve persons have been killed in a ghastly motor accident on the Kaduna-Abuja Road in the Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the tragedy, said the accident was caused by a brake failure.

Aruwan said the lone crash involved a Toyota Hiace conveying 18 passengers from Kaduna to Abuja.

He said the 12 victims died on the spot, while six other passengers were rushed to a hospital for medical attention.

The commissioner said, “On a sad note, security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that 12 persons died and six others were injured following a ghastly road traffic crash on Monday afternoon in Nasarawa Doka, along the Kaduna-Abuja Road in Kachia LGA. 21 killed as speeding vehicles crash on Kaduna, Osun road speaker, others mourn as union secretary, wife, daughter killed in crash

“The crash involved a lone Toyota Hiace bus conveying 18 passengers from Kaduna to Abuja. The cause of the crash has been identified as a brake failure following a tyre explosion. The six injured passengers were rushed to a hospital.”