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Petrol tanker crushes two to death in Zaria



TWO persons died on the spot following a fatal accident between a fuel-laden tanker and a Golf car along Zaria–Kano express way by ‘Yan Karfe on Monday.

The two persons that lost their lives were in the Golf; driver and one person whom sustained serious injuries, which led to death despite efforts by people who to save them immediately the incident occurred.

Umar Aliyu, the tanker driver explained to newsmen that he was coming from Port Harcourt, going to Jigawa before he had the accident in Zaria following a cross over by a trailer which came out from ‘Yan Karfe side.

He said for over 18 years of his driving, this was the first accident
he experienced describing it as unfortunate in his driving career.

Speaking at the scene of the accident, the Area Commander, Zaria Police Command, ACP Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the accident was unfortunate and advised motorists to avoid reckless driving to avoid crashes.

ACP Ibrahim said they blocked the road completely to safeguard the lives and property of the road users and divert the road users to follow Zaria -Sabon Gari and to various destinations.

According to him, adequate security measures had been provided to safeguard the area.
Fire fighters from Zaria Office and Ahmadu Bello University were on ground in case of eventualities that may happen because of the petrol that was flooding on the ground.

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