BREAKING NEWS: 27 Dead, 18 Injured As Trailer Plunges Into River In Sokoto

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«§» 19 December 2012

No fewer that 27 people were reported dead, while 18 others sustained various degrees of injuries following an accident involving an articulated vehicle.

The accident, which occurred along Ruwa Wuri-Tangaza road, Monday, also claimed the lives of a number of cows and sheep.

Eyewitnesses said the driver of the trailer, with plate number Sokoto XA 443 SAA, which was heading to Warri, in Delta State from Mano village, allegedly lost control and plunged into a river close to Masallaci village in Tangaza Local Government.

Vanguard gathered that the victims, who had been buried in Bagida village, were from Bagida, Sabiyo, Tinnigere, Ruwa Wuri and Tsoni villages, all in the local government.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Sokoto, Dr. Umaru Aliyu, said: “Our findings revealed that the accident occurred due to over-loading and over-speeding,” adding that the trailer was conveying both cows and humans.

He said: “27 people died, while 15 were injured. Those injured are receiving treatment at Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, UDUTH, Sokoto, while the driver of the trailer and his motor boy fled.”

Source: VANGUARD News

-- udenzeu (m) at 19-12-2012 04:50AM
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God have mercy!
-- winace (f) at 19-12-2012 06:05AM
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Eh na wa o
-- chicco77 (f) at 19-12-2012 11:43AM
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-- proly (f) at 19-12-2012 11:56AM
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bad news
-- zeigbo (m) at 19-12-2012 12:02PM
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-- hismahill (m) at 19-12-2012 12:27PM
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Seriously? I live in Sokoto but didn't hear a thing..RIP to the victims
-- ezchusa (m) at 19-12-2012 12:30PM
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hahahahaha, boko haram people don dey hear am now oh! After killing innocent people they think say God go forgive them, more blood shed in north joor

-- ela214 (f) at 19-12-2012 12:39PM
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so,so bad news from nigeria.we nid GODS intervention
-- micc (m) at 19-12-2012 01:32PM
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-- mankaa (f) at 19-12-2012 01:40PM
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-- Donboy2 (m) at 19-12-2012 02:14PM
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-- slimderek (m) at 19-12-2012 02:15PM
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Na soo
December don reach

-- fuckume (m) at 19-12-2012 02:33PM
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-- mary11 (m) at 19-12-2012 03:43PM
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Lost control of the vehicle ke???
Abi na boko guy be the "pilot"

-- paulohking (m) at 19-12-2012 04:05PM
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-- jamesbondchick (f) at 19-12-2012 04:08PM
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RIP to the humans & to the cows Sad

-- steveoneal (m) at 19-12-2012 05:02PM
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keranmero,,, transporting cows and humans,still overspeeding,, only in my country,,, rip to the dead
-- Windows8 (f) at 19-12-2012 05:26PM
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-- Biafranwar (m) at 19-12-2012 05:56PM
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Nigerians should stop evil doings and seek the  face of God
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